Friday, May 04, 2012


"Let's create a bottom-up Europe

We want to establish a counter model to the Europe of elites and technocrats, and re-establish its political creativity and legitimacy

Manifesto for re-building Europe

"90 European intellectuals have published a manifesto for re-building Europe:

We are Europe!
Manifesto for re-building Europe from the bottom up

It was published yesterday in a number of European newspapers - Die Zeit, Le Monde, the Guardian, El Pais and La Repubblica.

The appeal has been initiated by French-German Greens MEP Daniel Cohn-Bendit and German sociologist Ulrich Beck.

Among the signatories are Jürgen Habermas, Zygmunt Bauman, Joschka Fischer, Anthony Giddens, Alfred Grosser, Jacques Delors, Javier Solana, and Helmut Schmidt.

Also see an article on the manifesto in "Die Zeit" (May 3, 2012):
Alexander Cammann - "Eine irdische Idee. Wie das Manifest entstanden ist".



Anonymous said...

"The Vatican actively encourages ex-communist Balkan countries to join the EU (cont'd)"


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Anonymous said...

"Everyone can see that if necessary the government could also make do without the [German]foreign minister."


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