Treffpunkteuropa.de is the online magazine of the Young European Federalists (JEF) in Germany. It publishes in several languages and was awarded with the European Citizen's Prize
"The online magazine treffpunkteuropa.de contributes to a well informed European public space with highly topical analysis and politically balanced articles."
- Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament
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Grexit, Brexit, Hungexit: the European Union goes through its first serious proof test. We should do our best to keep every member of the Union – but not at any price.
“EuropeCanDoBetter” is an international study that collects the views on Europe of young people from four different countries and gives them a voice in the political discourse. In an interview with treffpunkteuropa.de, research associate Ariane Jordan speaks about the project, the possible solutions to European challenges and the under-representation of young people in European politics.
Tick, tick, tick goes the typewriter and then the loud “ding!” when one reaches the end of the line, typewriters have long since disappeared from present-day offices. For millions of people, the introduction of computers and of the Internet has dramatically changed the way they work. After our offices, it is now our factories’ turn to enter the age of digitalisation. Robots plan and optimise production processes; they order the necessary parts autonomously; and they even arrange for the delivery of the final product to customers. This is commonly referred to as ‘Industry 4.0’ – a field in which Europe aims to play a leading role in order to overcome the crisis.
The Great Recession of 2008/09 and the resulting debt crisis revived a debate about deeper fiscal integration in Europe. At the moment, especially a common unemployment insurance scheme for the Eurozone is discussed. The idea is that such a scheme could cushion the impact of economic crises if national member states are not sufficiently able to fulfill this function. However, what could be the actual design and the effects of a European unemployment insurance? And what are the risks?
The EU currently imports more than 50% of the energy it consumes. The political and economic consequences of this import dependency could be managed in a more effective way through a coordinated European energy policy rather than through 28 different national policies. It is high time for a European energy union.