TAXI: Europa

The upset was massive. The result of the referendum divided the country between cities, typically voting No, and periphery which voted Yes. Whilst all polls and experts predicted No would win, a tiny majority voted to exclude EU immigrants from moving in. All major world newspapers predicted the economy would be much affected by skills… » read more

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Il y a 3 ans la Suisse surprenait l’Europe par sa votation fermant le pays à l’Immigration de masse. Ce mois-ci, le gouvernement Suisse a tranché. Au nom du libre accès des Suisses à l’Europe de la Connaissance il a confronté les populistes et les xénophobes en acceptant de laisser entrer les travailleurs Croates –… » read more

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Dear readers (yes there where more than 100 of you say the Blog stats…) a quick update on the date when MEPs will debate it out to elect their first democratically elected president. The Europe group of the Union of European Federalists has contacted the 7 candidates for the European Parliament (EP) Presidency asking them… » read more

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What if #Brexit, that supposedly fatal – for the EU – event, were to eventually help an old Eurofederalist dream to become true? It is now more than 70 years that European Federalist groups and associations ask for a Parliament elected by all Europeans on European lists. Pse play Vous êtes lents (A.Souchon – 1985… » read more

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Twenty years ago, thinking how Europe, faced with its demographic and industrial decline, could develop a competitive and harmonious model, I posited it could become the world’s museum (of clean air and quality of life) or the muse of a new manufacturing Renaissance. Then, I hoped Italy, led by a ‘Red Catholic’ from Emilia (Romano… » read more

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  March 20 is the International Day of Happiness, and I celebrated it with my on-line friends and communities. Then spring comes in Europe. And then, since 77 years, it’s my mother’s birthday. This yearly happy routine has been for ever broken this week, with the bombing of my airport and my subway station in… » read more

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Pse play Die Ärzte’s “Schrei nach Liebe” (1993 – 4’13”) when reading this post. This summer, I was surprised by the number of times my son’s Berliner friends were mentioning Chancellor Merkel’s name in their chit-chatting. They explained me that in the Strassendeutsch slang they picked up in Berlin, “zu merkeln” meant something like “not… » read more

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Veuillez Svp jouer ‘’Né quelque part’’ de Maxime Leforestier en lisant ce post (1988 – 3’58) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8dJQEF4cSk. Le câble était clair: ‘’Partite subito’’. Mon père et sa mère quittèrent Varsovie dans la journée. Ils arrivèrent à la frontière Germano-Italienne le soir du 1er Septembre 1939. Comme tous les Polonais ma grand-mère fut faite descendre… » read more

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A day in the Life (The Beatles – 1967 – 5’06) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPSR9K7tzPc [Pse play this when reading] Each morning I take 30 minutes to look at the world in general and Europe in particular. Generally before starting to work, unless there is an urgent matter to address – and by 11am as a rule.… » read more

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