28. May 2020 RT @adam_tooze: “If Europe wants to have any chance at all, it must now show solidarity & prove it is capable to act. Additional loans to t…
28. May 2020 RT @schieritz: Merkels europapolitische Wende ist Zeichen eines breiteren ökonomischen Paradigmenwechsels in Deutschland: Die schwäbische H…
Reflections on #Doomsday
On Thursday morning, 26 March 2020, a remarkable 1,910,000 entries can be found in 0.38 seconds on Google for the German search term “Weltuntergang” (end of the world). For the English “Armageddon” there are 31.4 million entries, for “doomsday” 29.8 million in 0.60 seconds. The fear of the end of the world I […]Read post
Climate, plagues – doom?
Reading helps. Even though it doesn’t heal. THE book of the hour has already been published three years ago in the original English version, in these spooky days the German edition is coming into the (unfortunately closed) bookshops. That is why reading these 600 inspiring pages shall at least be promoted by way of […]Read post
Who protects Europe’s security?
What is the aim of the Turkish President today? What is the Russian head of state up to? Eigentlich würde ich hier auch eher direkt President statt head of state schreiben! And when will the guy in Washington hurl his next lightning bolts? And anyway, what can we do against the corona virus, falling oil […]Read post
Bye, bye, mon cher British Conseiller municipal!
France elects its mayors and municipal councils in mid-March. A good reason to leaf through the “40 cartes pour comprendre la France”, that is, “40 maps to understand #France”. Published by a team of #LeMonde, the 110 pages read like a kaleidoscope of the inner turmoil of this great country. More on this in a […]Read post
#Paris, toujours Paris!
The mayoress of Paris is Anne Hidalgo. At least until the local elections on March 15 and 22. Probably afterwards, as well. And if, contrary to expectations, she won’t be re-elected, there will still be a mayoress. Want to bet? For the most promising candidates are all women – besides Hidalgo the conservative Rachida Dati […]Read post
No #EU money for the future?
Friendship ends with money. For the ongoing negotiations on the #EU budget for 2021-2027, however, there is no way around this well-known and hackneyed popular wisdom. Whereby for the EU it should be more correct to say: When it comes to money, not only does friendship end, but the future also drops out. What has […]Read post
Charles de #Macron and a certain ” idée de l’Europe”
French President Emmanuel Macron wants to be accompanied through 2020 by the legendary General and President #Charles_de_Gaulle. That is somehow obvious, after all, the anniversary of his death will be celebrated for the 50th time next autumn on November 9. We can look forward to great state theatre à la française. Yet did the […]Read post
The #EU – player or puppet on the global stage ?
“We cannot have ambitions to be global players if we cannot sort out problems at our own borders“. This was recently stated by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell before the European Parliament. “Without a minimum of politico-military credibility and the ability to act on the part of the […]Read post