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…

  • Discipline Fund

    Discipline Fund

    BRUSSELS March 27, 2023 – Countries will soon have to meet targets in exchange for their share of the EU budget under far-reaching European Commission plans.Until now, most of the so-called cohesion funding, worth €392 billion for the period 2021-2027 and intended to stimulate growth in Europe’s poorer regions, was paid on the basis of…

  • 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…