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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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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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Video: Ataka, euroscepticism and the Bulgarian youth

Posted: April 30, 2014 at 17:14   /   Bulgaria

Ataka is the main Eurosceptic party in the country. The leader of the party, Valen Siderov is a very controversial character. Provocative, anti-Muslim and anti-Turkish, his face is everywhere on black and red posters in the city. Siderov’s eyes watching you wherever you stand, like a modern Big Brother. Valen Siderov used to be a […]

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European Union and Bulgaria, both responsible for the mess

Posted: April 20, 2014 at 12:10   /   Bulgaria

“A total failure”. That is how Dragomir Stoynev, the Bulgarian Economy and Energy Minister, described the industrial, energy and social policy of the European Union last month. According to him the policy against climate change was slowing down the industrial development of the country. The truth is less clear and the EU is not the […]

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