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By Joschka Fischer - May 04,2016
Since 2009, when the financial crisis that started in America in 2008 shook the eurozone to its core, crisis management has become Europe’s new normal.Indeed, crisis has followed crisis in Europe and this is unlikely to change anytime soon.Europe has had a financial crisis, a Gre
By Joschka Fischer - Apr 06,2016
Relations between Europe and Turkey have long been characterised by a deep contradiction.Whereas security cooperation (especially during the Cold War) and economic ties have been strong, the vital foundations of democracy — human rights, press freedom, minority rights  and a
By Joschka Fischer - Apr 05,2016
At stake in the United Kingdom’s upcoming referendum on whether to remain a member of the European Union is the nature of the EU itself.The UK wants a different kind of Europe than the one that the EU currently represents.
By Joschka Fischer - Jan 31,2016
There is an alarming political shift to the right occurring on both sides of the Atlantic, linked to the growing force of openly chauvinist political parties and figures: Donald Trump in the United States, Marine Le Pen in France.Other names could be added to the list: Hungary’s
By Joschka Fischer - Dec 13,2015
For four years, a bloody war has raged in Syria.What began as a democratic uprising against Bashar Assad’s dictatorship has developed into a cat’s cradle of conflicts, partly reflecting a brutal proxy struggle among Iran, Turkey and Saudi Arabia for regional domination.This strug
By Joschka Fischer - Nov 07,2015
With Russia’s military invasion and annexation of Crimea, and the subsequent war in eastern Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin has made it abundantly clear that he has no intention of respecting the inviolability of borders and the primacy of international legal norms.It is time f
By Joschka Fischer - Aug 25,2015
For many centuries, Europe was a continent plagued by wars, famines and poverty.Millions of Europeans were driven to emigrate by economic and social deprivation.
By Joschka Fischer - Jul 30,2015
The latest G-7 summit, in the beautiful Alpine setting of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany, has come and gone.No longer the G-8, owing to Russia’s suspension, the forum is again composed exclusively of traditional Western powers.At a time when the emergence of large, densely pop
By Joschka Fischer - Jun 02,2015
Since 2008, when the global financial crisis erupted, the European Union has been confronted by a succession of crises: the escalating Greek crisis; Russian revanchism in Ukraine; and the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean (which is inextricably linked to the regional crisis in
By Joschka Fischer - May 02,2015
One can only feel sorry for Greece. For more than five years, the “troika” (the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund) has made it the object of a failed experiment with austerity that has exacerbated the country’s e



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