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Two Views of European Integration


Secession or Solidarity?


The European Union is a project designed to minimize the effects of borders between member states. This goal is threatened, however, by growing separatist pushes to create new borders. read more

The Polish Political Stage


Left to Their Own Devices


The result of the presidential election has given half the country a massive hangover. With the parliamentary elections only five months away, the tectonic plates across the Polish political stage are in motion again. read more

Checks and Balances for the Financial Industry


Is There a Check to Financial Capitalism?


A system of checks and balances is vital in a healthy democracy. Does the lack of checks in global financial capitalism threaten it? read more

Michael Cockerell on Inside the Commons


Inside the Commons


For his new documentary series “Inside the Commons”, journalist Michael Cockerell was granted unprecedented, unrestricted access to film day-to-day activity in the House of Commons. Here’s what he saw. read more

The Stasi legacy and its impact on modern surveillance


Lessons from the Stasi


Exactly 25 years ago, the notorious East German Ministry for State Security, or Stasi as it came to be known, was shut down. But it’s legacy still lingers on. read more

How Europe can prevent Islamic Radicalism


Beyond the blame game


Fighting Islamophobic prejudices will not only benefit European Muslims but first and foremost non-Muslim Europeans. read more

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