Upcoming event: “Overcoming the tragedy – from WWI to the building of the European Union”

Tuesday, 4 NovemberPoppies

12.00 – 14.00h

Venue: Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation for Freedom, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels

2014 – a year of remembrance! It reminds us of the beginning of the First World War: destruction and disaster – to which the years between 1914 and 1945 appear as an inevitable succession. After 1945, conclusions of over 300 years of conflict were drawn and politicians in Western Europe set on the process of European integration and on international understanding – despite the Cold War. Continue reading

European Solidarity on Trial – is there Friendship after Money?

f_n_s_vortrag_30_01_14 (127)Solidarity among its member states should be a given in a stable and successful European Union – but are large redistribution mechanisms per se an expression of solidarity? Is mutualizing national debt really the right way? Opinions about the practical application of “solidarity” differ vastly between states as well as party lines.

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