élections européennes, EP elections 2014, espace public européen, europe, euroscepticism, presse

Press review: European elections, from ground-breaking to irrelevant

The impact of Europe’s leading newspapers on citizens’ perception of the upcoming election’s relevance is not to be underestimated. A quick, and non-exhaustive, overview of the debate in the national press allows grasping enthusiasm but also frustration few days before of the vote.

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abstention, adhésion, citoyens, crise, élections européennes, projet européen

Europe : la question de Pénélope

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La semaine dernière dans un café parisien, un député européen, Jean-Marie Cavada, défendait la nécessité impérieuse, historique, de faire l’Europe. Lui-même enfant de plusieurs secousses sanglantes du XXe siècle, de la Guerre d’Espagne puis de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, il développait la généalogie de l’Europe de la paix avec conviction, celle de ceux auxquels elle a sauvé la vie. Pupille de la Nation, pupille de l’Europe, presque, il rappelait les horreurs de la Première Guerre mondiale, puis de la Seconde. Après 25 minutes d’intervention, une jeune femme, Pénélope, prend la parole et pose une question simple, brutale : « Pourquoi ça ne marche pas ? ».

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élections européennes, emploi, Europe sociale

From the European Social Model to the Europe 2020 Strategy: A new “Social Europe” to face increasing social inequalities?

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 After the crisis started in 2008, the interest for the concept of “Social Europe” has risen anew but, until now, it has represented solely a position of dissent from official austerity policies put into effect by the European Union. How has the “Social Europe” idea contributed to develop social policies within the EU during the […]

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Which politicians do we want for Europe?

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Which kind of politicians does the European Union need in order to achieve greater goals? The recent decease of Adolfo Suarez, the first Spanish President after the dictatorship, makes us reflect about it. He was a politician able to find consensus in a divided society. In a European Union many times accused of lack of leadership and division of interests, it would be crucial to have the right politicians elected to rule the main Institutions.

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