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Uns resultats electorals històrics
An historical election
Xavier Farré
Trobar-se en diferents territoris. Sobre Adam Zagajewski
To meet in different territories. About Adam Zagajewski
Adam Zagajewski
Dos assaigs i cinc poemes
Two essays and five poems
Yves Charles Zarka
Després de la tolerància?
After tolerance, what?
Snježana Kodrić
El serbocroat avui, entre aspiracions polítiques i fets lingüístics
The Serbocroatian language today. Between political aims and linguistic facts
Steven Forti
Vèncer, convèncer i subvencionar. Violència i consens al feixisme italià
To win, to persuade, to subsidize. Violence and consent in Italian fascism
Juan A. Ríos Carratalà
Memòria i ficció. Un franquisme sense franquistes
Memory and fiction. A Francoism without Francoists
Alícia Villar
Universitat redefinida o reelititzada?
The University, remaking it or new elitism?
Sandra Obiol
El malestar com a certesa
Unrest as certainty
Antoni Furió
Què és la història?
What is history?
Francesc Foguet
Joan Fuster: "considerado como elemento catalanista" (1963-1969)
Joan Fuster under Francoist observation (1963-1969)

Dossier: Un temps de canvis?

A time of changes?
Manuel Sanchis Marco
Canvi de cicle o estancament secular a l'eurozona?
New cycle or secular stagnation in the Eurozone?
Víctor Maceda
La desfeta de l'Antic Règim
The defeat of the Old Regime
Jordi Muñoz
El procés sobiranista català en la crisi política espanyola
Catalan independence movement and the political crisis in Spain


Rafael Chirbes, Josep Bertomeu
"Per a un novellista resulta més perillós el poder que t'afalaga que el que t'ignora o et persegueix". Conversa amb Rafael Chirbes, per Josep Bertomeu
"For a novelist the power that flatters you is more dangereous than the one that disregards or persecutes you". A dialogue with Rafael Chirbes by Josep Bertomeu
Andreu Rossinyol, Alexis Llobet
"El fet de viure en un país que no és normal ens ha portat a creure que els novel·listes han de salvar la llengua". Entrevista a Andreu Rossinyol
"Living in a country that isn't normal has moved us to think that novelists should save our language". Interview with Andreu Rossinyol by Alexis Llobet
Toni Mollà
In memoriam Joshua Fishman (1926-2015)


Ramon Villares
Joan Fuster i Ramón Piñeiro, La recerca de Nós os galegos
Joan Fuster and Ramón Piñeiro and the project Nós os galegos
Correspondència Joan Fuster - Ramón Piñeiro
Joan Fuster and Ramón Piñeiro, Letters


Antoni Rico
La persistència de la nació com a construcció (Ferran Archilés, ed., La persistència de la nació. Estudis sobre nacionalisme)
The persistance of the nation as construction (Ferran Archiles, ed., The persistance of the nation. Studies on nationalism)
Guillem Calaforra
Boulez entre nosaltres (Pierre Boulez, Per voluntat i per atzar. Entrevistes amb Célestin Deliège)
Boulez between us (Pierre Boulez, By will and by chance. Dialogues with Célestin Deliège)


Focal points     click for more

The politics of privacy
The Snowden leaks and the ensuing NSA scandal made the whole world debate privacy and data protection. Now the discussion has entered a new phase - and it's all about policy. A focal point on the politics of privacy: claiming a European value. [more]

Beyond Fortress Europe
The fate of migrants attempting to enter Fortress Europe has triggered a new European debate on laws, borders and human rights. A focal point featuring reportage alongside articles on policy and memory. With contributions by Fabrizio Gatti, Seyla Benhabib and Alessandro Leogrande. [more]

Russia in global dialogue
In the two decades after the end of the Cold War, intellectual interaction between Russia and Europe has intensified. It has not, however, prompted a common conversation. The focal point "Russia in global dialogue" seeks to fuel debate on democracy, society and the legacy of empire. [more]

Ukraine in focus
Ten years after the Orange Revolution, Ukraine is in the throes of yet another major struggle. Eurozine provides commentary on events as they unfold and further articles from the archive providing background to the situation in today's Ukraine. [more]

Eurozine BLOG

On the Eurozine BLOG, editors and Eurozine contributors comment on current affairs and events. What's behind the headlines in the world of European intellectual journals?
Victor Tsilonis
Greek bailout referendum, Euro Summit, Germope
Victor Tsilonis of "Intellectum" (Greece) comments on recent developments in the Greek crisis: the short-lived euphoria of the 5 July referendum, Alexis Tsipras's subsequent "mental waterboarding", and the outlook for a German-led Europe. [more]

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Time to Talk, a network of European Houses of Debate, has partnered up with Eurozine to launch an online platform. Here you can watch video highlights from all TTT events, anytime, anywhere.
Neda Deneva, Constantina Kouneva, Irina Nedeva and Yavor Siderov
Does migration intensify distrust in institutions?
How do migration and institutional mistrust relate to one another? As a new wave of populism feeds on and promotes fears of migration, aggrandising itself through the distrust it sows, The Red House hosts a timely debate with a view to untangling the key issues. [more]

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Editor's choice     click for more

Timothy Snyder
Europe and Ukraine: Past and future
The history of Ukraine has revealed the turning points in the history of Europe. Prior to Ukraine's presidential elections in May 2014, Timothy Snyder argued cogently as to why Ukraine has no future without Europe; and why Europe too has no future without Ukraine. [more]

Literature     click for more

Karl Ove Knausgård
Out to where storytelling does not reach
To write is to write one's way through the preconceived and into the world on the other side, to see the world as children can, as fantastic or terrifying, but always rich and wide-open. Karl Ove Knausgård on creating literature. [more]

Jonathan Bousfield
Growing up in Kundera's Central Europe
Jonathan Bousfield talks to three award-winning novelists who spent their formative years in a Central Europe that Milan Kundera once described as the kidnapped West. It transpires that small nations may still be the bearers of important truths. [more]

Literary perspectives
The re-transnationalization of literary criticism
Eurozine's series of essays aims to provide an overview of diverse literary landscapes in Europe. Covered so far: Croatia, Sweden, Austria, Estonia, Ukraine, Northern Ireland, Slovenia, the Netherlands and Hungary. [more]

Debate series     click for more

Europe talks to Europe
Nationalism in Belgium might be different from nationalism in Ukraine, but if we want to understand the current European crisis and how to overcome it we need to take both into account. The debate series "Europe talks to Europe" is an attempt to turn European intellectual debate into a two-way street. [more]

Conferences     click for more

Eurozine emerged from an informal network dating back to 1983. Since then, European cultural magazines have met annually in European cities to exchange ideas and experiences. Around 100 journals from almost every European country are now regularly involved in these meetings.
Law and Border. House Search in Fortress Europe
The 26th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Conversano, 3-6 October 2014
Eurozine's 2014 conference in southern Italy, not far from Lampedusa, addressed both EU refugee and immigration policies and intellectual partnerships across the Mediterranean. Speakers included Italian investigative journalist Fabrizio Gatti and Moroccan feminist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Rita El Khayat. [more]

Multimedia     click for more
Multimedia section including videos of past Eurozine conferences in Vilnius (2009) and Sibiu (2007). [more]

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