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Alberto García Palomo

Femen, seed of sextremism

Whatever happened to FEMEN, this protest movement from Ukraine that uses a subversive mix of politics, sex, scandal, and pop art feminism to point to misogyny, homophobia and authoritarianism? Alberto G. Palomo reports. [ more ]

George Blecher

Alone and tired

Eurozine Review

The Lilliput syndrome

Katja Garmasch

A new start that's full of contradictions

Andrei Sannikov

Existence without life

Eurozine Review

Eurozine Review

The Lilliput syndrome

'Transit' responds to Russia's politics of fear; 'New Eastern Europe' condemns human rights pragmatism; 'Index on Censorship' defends the right to anonymity; 'Vikerkaar' talks trees; 'Czas Kultury' considers conspiracy theories; 'Ord&Bild' reports on heritage wars; 'dérive' confronts the new housing question; 'Letras Libres' declines populisms; and 'Vagant' has no fun with industrial.

Eurozine Review

The violent closet?

Eurozine Review

Peak democracy?

Eurozine Review

Critical junctures

Eurozine Review

The narrowest of margins

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Miljenko Jergovic

The merchants of Europe

The presidents and prime ministers of Balkan countries have convinced Europe that they represent the only guarantee that the Balkans will not descend back into war. It is through this kind of counterfeit politics that Croatia has arrived at the threshold of the European Union. [Hungarian version added] [more]


Boris Vezjak

Slovenia's uprising

Protests at the end of 2012 in Slovenia caught the attention of international newspapers. Boris Vezjak asks what the goal of this "uprising" - suddenly a universally popular concept - is, and whether it might represent more than merely an isolated incident. [Hungarian version added] [more]


Robert Cooper

The European Union and the Habsburg Monarchy

The threat that the EU faces today is as deadly as the one that confronted the Habsburg Monarchy a hundred years ago, writes British diplomat Robert Cooper, one of the intellectual architects of EU foreign policy. But getting it right does not need a miracle. [Polish version added] [more]


Ivan Krastev

The European dis-Union

Lessons from the Soviet collapse

Too big to fail? Too crisis-hardened to go under? The collapse of the Soviet Union has something to teach Europe's politicians if another leap from the unthinkable to the inevitable is to be avoided in the case of the EU, argues Ivan Krastev. [Polish version added] [more]


Denko Maleski

Law, politics and history in international relations

Macedonia and Greece

At the moment of the Macedonian nation's greatest victory, independence, "the name issue became the new symbol of our defeat", regrets Denko Maleski. Predictably enough, those in Macedonia to benefit were the nationalist Right, thus confirming Greek fears. [more]


Valentina Mironska-Hristovska

Between politics and truth

Nowhere is the politics of history more vexed than in the conflict over the name "Macedonia". Valentina Mironska-Hristovska presents the Macedonian position, arguing that the Greek claim to the historical-cultural legacy of Macedonia is, at heart, paradoxical. [more]


Anders Ramsay

Marx? Which Marx?

Marx's naturalistic understanding of value as being inherent in a commodity has led many interpreters to see money and credit as surface phenomena. In doing so, they overlook the contemporary role played by credit in the reproduction of capital, writes Anders Ramsay. [more]


Claus Leggewie

Battlefield Europe

Transnational commemoration and European identity

A pan-European memory cannot be reduced to the Holocaust and the Gulag alone, no matter how central these are, and must be able to compare memories without offsetting each against the other. On the "concentric circles" of European memory. [more]


Lidija Kapushevska-Drakulevska

Meeting halfway

Recent Macedonian literature between tradition and innovation

Female Macedonian novelists are reversing the male dominance of the genre, writes Lidija Kapushevska-Drakulevska. In poetry, meanwhile, "a completely individualized form of expression" has developed, and it is here that the biggest innovations are being made. [more]


Denko Maleski

The borders of our minds

"In the minds of all the Balkan nations there are two maps. One is the contemporary map, the other is the historical map." Denko Maleski on Balkan nationalism and why, in the conflict between Macedonia and Greece, both sides are debating a non-existent issue. [more]


Slavenka Drakulic

Who's afraid of Europe?

Opening address at the 14th European Meeting of Cultural Journals

Is Europe ready for a new identity? In an essay first published in 2000, Slavenka Drakulic expresses doubts about the continuing momentum of European integration. [more]


Pajo Avirovic

The wit virus

"We should put a wit virus into the established system of ethnic, religious, and linguistic exclusivism. This virus should emphasize the seemingly irrelevant, as opposed to things that seem great, essential, historic." Macedonian author Pajo Avirovic on how a joke goes a long way in a society riven by ethnic tension. [more]


Denko Maleski

The Macedonian safety dilemma

Macedonian politics is dominated by conflicting interest groups, each fearful of their annihilation by the other, writes Denko Maleski. [more]


Ismail Kadare

Don Quixote in the Balkans

Ismail Kadare on why Don Quixote belongs to Balkan folklore, how Cervantes first came to be translated into Albanian, and why today's politicians should be banned from using the knight errant's name as a term of abuse. [more]


Marc-Olivier Padis

The democratic neighbour

Politics of human rights in an enlarged Europe

The politics of human rights had its heyday in Europe in the 1990s; today, it is held responsible for a variety of ills. The editor of Esprit defends democracy's radical commitment. [more]


Tomislav Longinovic

Balkan in translation

The untranslated political symmetries between politically unequal partners: the US and Serbia. [more]


Denko Maleski

Macedonia's nationalisms

Macedonia's steps to political pluralism are still endangered by nationalist ideologues. [more]


António Sousa Ribeiro

The reason of borders or a border reason?

Translation as a metaphor for our times

How does translation affect and change our notions of multiculturalism and cultural identity? [more]


Denko Maleski

Macedonia's road to freedom

The political columnist talks about the forces hindering democracy in Macedonia, and about the plight of the Roma, who in Macedonia face severe disadvantage. [more]


Bernhard Peters

"Ach Europa"

Questions about a European public space and ambiguities of the European project

National media prove remarkably resilient to attempts to create a European public sphere, while transatlantic communication flows continue to dominate. What does this mean for the future of the much talked-about European public sphere? [more]


Carl Henrik Fredriksson

Energizing the European public space

There is only one path open to meeting the challenge posed by a heterogeneous collective of nationally oriented viewers, listeners, and readers: a European public space spearheaded by already established national media. [more]


Thierry Chervel

Europe loses ground

Cultural media from the perspective of the Internet

European newspapers must finally pay attention to the power of the Internet. [more]


Darko Dukovski

Globalization: Fear and hope of small European peoples

A historical perspective

As processes of unification envelop Europe, Darko Dukovski looks at communication and national identities among peoples of a globalizing world: language(s) as one defining factor in European identities and developments. [more]


Veton Latifi

The Macedonian paradox

International long-term presence and aspirations for EU integration. [more]


Mirjana Maleska

Project of hope

Is coeducation a viable way of reconciling Macedonians and Albanians in Macedonia? [more]



Articles published in the partner section

Jakub Patocka

Globalisation is not like rain

Globalisation and antiglobalisation in a cultural context

How can alternative models to current globalisation trends be formulated? [more]


Aleksandar Prokopiev

The Voyeur

Novel Extract

An author writes a letter of protest to his editor. [more]


Robert Alagjozovski

Cultural Decentralization in Macedonia

Chance or threat? [more]


Gjorgje Ivanov

(Re)calling the future

Tracing the Balkan's multiethnic past. [more]


Fiona Sampson

A love offer from tree to mouth



Nazmi Malichi

Trauma as a cause for conflict and potential threat to human rights and freedom

War and transition as contributory factors to socio-pathological effects and other psychological phenomena in Macedonia. [more]


Venko Andonovski

The new culture of social inequality

Why do we value civility over morality and honesty? [more]



Focal points     click for more

Ukraine: Beyond conflict stories
Follow the critical, informed and nuanced voices that counter the dominant discourse of crisis concerning Ukraine. A media exchange project linking Ukrainian independent media with "alternative" media in Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Greece. [more]

Ukraine in European dialogue
Post-revolutionary Ukrainian society displays a unique mix of hope, enthusiasm, social creativity, collective trauma of war, radicalism and disillusionment. Two years after the country's uprising, the focal point "Ukraine in European dialogue" takes stock. [more]

Culture and the commons
Across Europe, citizens are engaging in new forms of cultural cooperation while developing alternative and participatory democratic practices. The commons is where cultural and social activists meet a broader public to create new ways of living together. [more]

2016 Jean Améry Prize collection
To coincide with the awarding of the 2016 Jean Améry Prize for European essay writing, Eurozine publishes essays by authors nominated for the prize, including by a representative selection of Eurozine partner journals. [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]

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?
In memoriam: Ales Debeljak (1961-2016)
On 28 January 2016, Ales Debeljak died in a car crash in Slovenia. He will be much missed as an agile and compelling essayist, a formidable public speaker and a charming personality. [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.
Mobilizing for the Commons
The 27th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Gdańsk, 4-6 November 2016
The Eurozine conference 2016 in Gdańsk will frame the general topic of solidarity with a focus on mobilizing for the commons. The conference will take place in the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk thus linking contemporary debates to the history of a broad, non-violent, anti-communist social movement which has started in the city's shipyard in 1980. [more]

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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]

Editor's choice     click for more

Jürgen Habermas, Michaël Foessel
Critique and communication: Philosophy's missions
Decades after first encountering Anglo-Saxon perspectives on democracy in occupied postwar Germany, Jürgen Habermas still stands by his commitment to a critical social theory that advances the cause of human emancipation. This follows a lifetime of philosophical dialogue. [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]

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

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