Thought Babble

How the Dawn of the “Democracy Festival” Could Transform Our Relationship With Politics

Two weeks ago, a new kind of festival hit Brussels’ quaint Leopold Park. But it wasn’t the usual suspects of food, drink or music which inspired many to brave the chilly Autumn Saturday morning, but rather politics which headlined the event. Though this may sound strange to some, such politically-fuelled festivals are embedded into Nordic […]

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Germany and France march on! The Meseberg Declaration

With Angela Merkel under domestic pressure, France and Germany have just put forward their new joint plan for continued European integration; the Meseberg Declaration. While the declaration text contains – as every declaration does – a lot of filler text, some very interesting and tangible proposals have also made their way into the joint declaration. […]