Waarom ‘de ziel van Europa’?

Europa wordt aangevallen. We kunnen deze dreiging alleen afwenden als Europa eensgezind is. Zolang eensgezindheid ontbreekt, is Europa een speelbal van kwade machten.

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  • EU lacks compelling stories

    EU lacks compelling stories

    Union needs compelling folk tale The best way to do something against rising populism in European Union is to popularize Europe. The EU suffers from unpopularity because it lacks an inspiring story in which everyone can identify. But how do you create such a story? When the journalist Frans Nypels took me on in 1980…

  • Matter of Worldview

    Matter of Worldview

    That, as Urgant and Pozner claim in the attached piece, “the West” would have promised at the breakup of the Soviet Union that NATO would not expand eastward is a myth. Simply because NATO or “the West” has nothing to say about it. Individual member states unanimously decide who can and cannot join NATO, and…

  • Olympic Nazi torch

    Olympic Nazi torch

    Featured image: English: Paavo Nurmi lights the fire at the Olympic games in Helsinki 1952. Excitement is mounting in the run-up to the Summer Olympics , which begin in Paris at the end of July. But old Olympic traditions are already in full swing: This week, the Olympic flame was ignited during a choreographed ceremony…

  • About the Russian soul

    About the Russian soul

    Tucker Carlson’s visit to Russia some time back (early February 2024) was very illuminating – not so much because of Vladimir Putin’s condescending lecture to the former Fox News host, in which he used selective history and lies to justify his war on Ukraine, but because of a telling and tragic juxtaposition that followed. Over…

  • From the lounges to the cinemas

    From the lounges to the cinemas

    From: Politico: How French are intellectualizing the war on woke. About once a month, the cream of a specific section of French society meets at Le Laboratoire de la République, a think tank in central Paris, to warn against what it sees as a dangerous and divisive import. The events organized by the Laboratoire do…

  • EU: A marriage of convenience

    EU: A marriage of convenience

    NOS News Survey: EU useful but not loved The Dutch see the added value of the European Union in addressing a number of cross-border problems. Only 18 percent favor a “nexit,” a departure from the EU. But there is no love for the Union, partly because of a lack of trust in the integrity of…

  • On the Soul of Europe

    On the Soul of Europe

    Henri #Bontenbal, the party leader of the #CDA, the Dutch Christian Democratic Party, on the upcoming election to the European Parliament on June 6-9 for the 2024-2029 term. He was on the weekly program on political issues on Dutch public broadcaster #NPO on Sunday, March 24, repeating on Europe what he had also said before…