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Europe Day is held on 9 May each year, and celebrates peace and unity in Europe. It marks the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, which was presented by French foreign minister Robert Schuman on this date in 1950.It proposed the creation of a European Coal…
Wherever you go in Latin America, you will probably use something built by Oderbrecht, which founded in 1944 and became the biggest construction and engineering company in Latin America with top technical capabilities worldwide. However, this source of Brazilian pride was disgraceful when it seemed…
In an act of irresponsibility and opportunism, Alexis Tsipras put on the shoulders of the Greek people the burden of the decision about the country’s destiny. The referendum, scheduled for next Sunday, 5 July, rests on shaky grounds for several reasons. Is it legal? It is…
NIGEL FARAGE, the leader of Britain’s UK Independence Party (UKIP), best summed up the earthquake that shook European politics on May 25th and 26th. European integration once seemed inevitable, he said; from now on it is no longer so. Early results (see here) show that…
by Tomi Huhtanen Heavy soul-searching has been the trademark of the European Socialists for the past decade. Lost elections in country after country led to strong reflections about the future of Socialism and Social Democracy in Europe.   The victory of Hollande in France gave…
Hans-Gert Pöttering is the longest serving member of the European Parliament. His first direct election took place in 1979. With that career coming to a close in July, Pöttering tells DW how things have changed.  DW: Mr Pöttering, you'll be leaving the European Parliament soon…
 UKIP: Britain's winning ticket in Europe? The UK Independence Party (UKIP) is gaining popularity in Britain ahead of May’s European elections, forcing the country’s mainstream parties to adapt their rhetoric on Europe and the freedom of movement.  UKIP surged forward on a wave of anti-EU…
By John Bruton   “Capitalism is not a form of spontaneous order or the embodiment of a basic structure of human rights, but one of the great constructions of the human mind”, so says David Sainsbury, former UK Minister in the Blair Government in his…
by Bruno Maçães   The idea of a European Union is an idea imagined by artists and thinkers. It originally represented a project that sought to expand the limits of our experience, discovering different ways of thinking beyond our nearest community. Europe represents a specific…