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A new impulse – but for which Europe?

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Paris 2015: The fateful conference

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Safeguarding the "grey zone"

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Pariahs and parvenus?

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"Wespennest" refuses to let the machines takeover; "Letras Libres" sees citizen power as the key to a post-national European democracy; "Soundings" strikes out for a new political frontier in British politics; "Il Mulino" traces the shifting contours of the European debate on sovereignty; "Blätter" seeks ways out of the Catalan impasse; "New Eastern Europe" appeals to Europe's goodwill and openness amid refugee crisis; "Arena" reaffirms the Swedish people's overwhelming support for a humanitarian refugee policy; "Merkur" traverses the analogue-digital divide; and "Esprit" samples the paranoid style in the digital age.

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Adam Gonya
Vēstule no Petropavlovskas-Kamčatskas
Letter from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Adam Gonya takes a dive into the cold waters and the cultural peculiarities of Russia's Far East


Ivars Ījabs
Garā nakts pirms uzvaras dienas
A long night before the victory day
Why hasn't world war II yet ended for some people?
Ivars Neiders
Kamēr valstī nevaldīs filozofi
Until philosophers don't rule the state
Latvia's Minister of Culture Žanete Jaunzeme-Grende recently claimed that she, along with Plato, believed states should be ruled by philosophers. What consequences would Plato's political theory, if implemented, have for the culture of Latvia?
Kiril Kobrin
Ne tas Čaplins
Not that Chaplin
On archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin's unorthodox views on the introduction of sharia courts in Russia.
Mārtiņš Vanags
Neizārstētais kultūras noriets
The incured decline of culture
Pauls Bankovskis
Kam viņa ir visskaistākā?
Who is the most beautiful of all?
In an internet poll held by the British travel company First Choice, Latvia has surprisingly come out as the world's most beautiful tourist destination


Ilves, lepnais igaunis lauķis
Ar Igaunijas prezidentu Tomasu Hendriku Ilvesu sarunājas Ieva Lešinska.
Ilves, the proud Estonian
Ieva Lešinska interviews Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the president of Estonia


Nicholas Schmidle
Atbruņojot Viktoru Butu
Disarming Victor Bout
The rise and fall of the world's most notorious arms trafficker. Translated from New Yorker


Mana sirds ir salauzta
My heart is broken
Yegor Yerochomovich talks to the New York-based Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic


Kas ir mierīgs prāts
What is a quiet mind?
Interview from 1963 with John Cage by Jonathan Cott covering several aspects of Cage's creative process and aesthetics


Aleksandr Zapol
Komentāra komentārs
A commentary of commentaries
A review of Alvis Hermanis's production "Onegin. Commentaries" at Jaunais Rīgas teātris (New Riga Theatre)


Dāvis Sīmanis
Aparāts dvēseles saprašanai
An apparatus for the understanding of the soul
On the history of the relation between cinema and consciousness


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]

Time to Talk     click for more

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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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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