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Young and Politically Active

Posted: May 1, 2014 at 21:12   /   Germany

Like their mother party counterparts, these young politicians agree that there is a lot to criticise about the EU. Even Katharina Borngässer from the Young European Federalists, a youth organization that promotes European integration, criticises the union—but being critical is not the same as wanting to leave or break it up. “We want to be […]

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What Europe is missing

Posted: May 1, 2014 at 16:03   /   Germany

The upcoming European Parliament elections have revealed certain problems facing the European Union on its way to closer cooperation and integration. Every European election, citizens are more and more reluctant to vote. And even in a country like Germany, this problem is more than just tangible. by Aliya Iskenderova BERLIN – “No, I suppose, I […]

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Pseudo-euroscepticism: German thoughts, EU implications

Posted: May 1, 2014 at 11:08   /   Germany

Founded just over a year ago, the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) promises Germany an alternative: a way out of the eurozone, a redefined immigration policy, and a less invasive EU. Their rhetoric is not as rash as Marine Le Pen’s Front National in France, or Nigel Farage’s Ukip in the UK—this is a party of […]

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German euroscepticism: a story of immigration and indifference

Posted: April 30, 2014 at 19:07   /   Germany

Although Germany is hardly known for its negative view of Europe, recent events in the country may point to the opposite. While youth unemployment is going down, the German government is increasingly trying to introduce new measures to limit young people from abroad coming in. by Sofia Gerganova Youth unemployment usually lays the groundwork for growing nationalist […]

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