The Albanian author Gazmend Kapllani was born in Lushnje, Albania and migrated in 1991 to Greece and later on to the United States of America. Today he is one of the most popular columnists in Greece. In his first novel “A short border handbook” Kapllani focused on migration and borders, this (...)
European democracy or the European labour market cannot function efficiently without a common language. Juuso Järviniemi argues that English is the most logical choice for our shared language, and lays out his vision for a Europe where everyone can communicate with each other spontaneously.
Professor Roberto Castaldi is a political scientist and committed European Federalist. Treffpunkteuropa met him to talk with him about his unique projects to promote Europe emotionally and to ask for his opinion on issues regarding Italian and European politics.
Nearly 30 years ago, Russia and other former USSR states entered an active phase of perestroika (restructuring), when Soviet society started to experience radical changes after deep socio-cultural, political, demographic and economic stagnation that lasted for over two decades.
It is important to mention that EU policies have encouraged austerity measures that affected the welfare policies of nation states including Belgium and France, and that this appears to be harmful for people belonging to non-EU communities who depend on state support. Such a situation was provoked by the global recession and the eurozone crisis that began in Ireland and other Southern European nation states including Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Spain, and Portugal. Most EU member states were left with no other choice but to reduce spending on social programs in order to balance federal budgets and avoid any serious form of bankruptcies in the future.
Islamist terrorists attack Brussels and kill many people, in a manner similar to the Paris attacks – similar scenarios in different European cities. Do extreme right-wing nationalists like Le Pen and Wilders have a point? Are Muslim minorities posing a threat to Europe? Or is it ourselves that dismantle our own civilisation?