Partner Info

Back Issues

Partner Journals

Eurozine Associates

Past Journals

Latest Articles

Sofi Oksanen

A lion in a cage

On the Finlandization of Europe

To safeguard its sovereignty after World War II, Finland did what it could to please the Soviet Union. The strategy now known as "Finlandization" haunts Europe today, writes Sofi Oksanen, as Russia focuses on expanding its sphere of influence. [Ukrainian version added] [ more ]

Jamie Bartlett

Under the radar

Enda O'Doherty

The last chapter

Sergii Leshchenko

The Firtash octopus

New Issues

Eurozine Review

Eurozine Review

That which one does not entirely possess

In "New Eastern Europe", Ivan Krastev reveals how to avoid European disintegration; "Esprit" speaks to Jürgen Habermas; "Transit" weighs in on the battle for the commons against commercial enclosure; in "Il Mulino", Wolfgang Streeck contemplates a common currency turned into a common nightmare; "L'Homme" critiques France's anti-gender movement; "Passage" probes the mechanisms of desire in Proust; "pARTisan" profiles a new generation of Belarusian artists; and "Merkur" discerns a clash between art and its mechanical reproduction.

Eurozine Review

A narrative of strength and resilience

Eurozine Review

Still outraged and seeking alternatives

Eurozine Review

Something has to give, soon

Eurozine Review

Life after debt

My Eurozine

If you want to be kept up to date, you can subscribe to Eurozine's rss-newsfeed or our Newsletter.

Rigas Laiks 7/2012
Share |


Rigas Laiks

Letter from Athens

Katri Aivare
Pirmdienas rīts
Monday morning
"Democracy was born in Greece and in Greece it will die"
Athens next day after the parliamentary elections


Ivars Ījabs
Jums Eiropu vai demokrātiju?
Do you want Europe or democracy?
On the political and economic implications of the Greek election results
Kiril Kobrin
Karaļi, mūzika un nelabums
Kings, music and sickness
BBC devoted twenty minutes of its air time to discussing the jubilee sick bags during the recent Diamond Jubilee and only eight seconds to the "New Water Music" project involving 13 composers. What does it tell us about the British monarchy?
Maira Dobele
Pildīts pingvīns
Stuffed penguin
On some statements made by the Finnish film director Aki Kaurismeki in his interview to The Guardian, April 4
Laurs Liepav
Melnais gulbis un nepārvarama kaislība
Black Swan and an irresistible passion
On the murder at a cinema in downtown Riga during the screening of Black Swan
Valdis Ābols
"... un miesa tapa vārds"
"... and the flesh became word"
What is it that thousands of James Joyce aficionados celebrate on June 16, known as Bloomsday?


Adam Nechayev
Zelta teļš
The golden calf
The story behind the Facebook stock market appearance


Ieva Lešinska, Michael Ignatieff
Centrālais ezis un vēsais labums
Ar Maiklu Ignatjevu sarunājas Ieva Lešinska
Freedom is a chilly virtue
Ieva Lešinska talks to writer and former politician Michael Ignatieff during his visit to Riga to deliver the annual Isaiah Berlin lecture on May 6, 2012


Arnis Altens
Sarunas, mainoties gadalaikiem
Conversations during the change of season
On the support of advanced high-school students in Latvia. Why do so many choose to make their university studies abroad and why do so few of them return to Latvia?


Judith Thurman
Radikālais šiks
Radical chic
Elsa Schiaparelli, Miuccia Prada and clothes on the cutting edge
Translated from New Yorker

In memoriam

Ray Bradbury
Grāmatām ir jāsmaržo Fragmenti no The Paris Review intervijas ar Reju Bredberiju
A book must smell
Excerpts from The Paris Review interview with Ray Bradbury

Personal story

Gita Lanne
School reunion
The author observes her old classmates and herself in a school reunion


Pauls Bankovskis
Kamī uz galdiņa
Camus on a coffee table
A review of the book Albert Camus: Solitude and Solidarity, edited by Catherine Camus


Ieva Lejasmeijere, Laris Strunke
Ejiet lēni
Ievas Lejasmeijeres intervija ar gleznotāju Lari Strunki
Go slowly
Ieva Lejasmeijere interviews the Latvian-born Swedish painter Laris Strunke


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]

Support Eurozine     click for more

If you appreciate Eurozine's work and would like to support our contribution to the establishment of a European public sphere, see information about making a donation.

Vacancies at Eurozine     click for more

There are currently no positions available.

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]

powered by