If the European Union is to evolve and federate at some stage in the future, we need to look at other examples other than the USA for insight on how to establish our own
Not only to a degree do our welfare systems rely on young populations to finance the elderly. But the days that we can live on under this paradigm are numbered.
This graphic shows the number of homicides in average per year, between 2007-2009 (per 100 000 inhabitants)
Isn't globalization a great multi-layered threat to the very fundament of our psyche — our identities? Ana Maria Ducuta argues that we need to "keep our selves".
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If we want to continue the success-story of the EU, we need decisive steps towards a closer union
Documenta, Venice Biennial and Manifesta are some of the foremost European art exhibitions, which focus on promoting art and creating a pan-European platform for debate.
Table: Selected Euro sovereign 5 year CDS historic spread (2010-2013, bps)
We pay the same prices, while our spending options are quite different, due to wage discrepancies within the member countries.
Will the European Union develop into a superstate or its fate is to fall apart? This is what no one might know for sure at the moment.
"Golden Dawn", the fascist Greek party of the extreme right reaches 11.6% in Greek polls. Is this the Price of austerity?
Poland has managed not only to defy the financial crisis by avoiding a recession, but has in fact recorded significant growth.
Increasing democratic participation through the European Parliament is necessary- now more than ever.
This infographic explores 5 key scenarios to reach the 2050 target.
Where's the most vine being produced? And which one is the best? This map shows the annual regional production of vine in metric tonnes per square kilometer.
Europe faces great change; austerity measures and a lack of democracy are not the best way to further integrate across the continent.
Could increasing investment in culture encourage us to solve the economic crisis in a more conscientious manner?
The terror of the Ceausescu regime did not avoid women. Severe ideologies and laws were applied on birth, labor and politics.
Will recommendations from the EC subcommittee decrease freedom of press?
Transparency International has published the "Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index"
Is the agricultural sector still worth spending the almost 50% of the EU's budget that it received in 2006? This map shows the actual value it adds to the economy.
The lack of democratic influence by the people of Europe is nothing new for the EU. Where is democracy now that we need it most?
What can we do to stimulate growth?
The federal visions for Europe do not accord with the priciples of liberal democracies. A deconstruction of the modern European slogans.
States in Europe rely on the protection offered by the USA and NATO. Could a common European army fulfill that purpose as well?
Where is European capital bound in assets?
An e-mail from a banker arrived in our inbox, with inside statistics and announcements not been made public yet, pointing out the end of the crisis.
The differences in Europe should not be seen as a threat - but as a chance for creative problem solving.
How much confidence is there in our economies? Is it improving in 2013?