Category Archives: European Issues

Opinion | Macron Puts Germany on Trial – By Sylvie Kauffmann – The New York Times

By Sylvie Kauffmann Ms. Kauffmann is the editorial director of Le Monde. May 7, 2019 Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President Emmanuel Macron of France last month in Berlin, where he criticized German policies in unusually blunt terms.CreditAbdulhamid Hosbas/Anadolu Agency, … Continue reading

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Opinion | If Politicians Can’t Face Climate Change, Extinction Rebellion Will – The New York Times

A new movement is demanding solutions. They may just be in time to save the planet. By David Graeber Mr. Graeber is an anthropologist and activist. May 1, 2019  Extinction Rebellion members during climate protests in London last week.CreditFrank Augstein/Associated Press … Continue reading

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Opinion | The United Kingdom Has Gone Mad – By Thomas L. Friedman – The New York Times

By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist April 2, 2019 964 Image A protester shouting from a lamppost on Friday outside the Houses of Parliament in London.CreditCreditHannah Mckay/Reuters LONDON — Politico reported the other day that the French European affairs minister, … Continue reading

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For Many British Businesses- Brexit Has Already Happened – By Peter S. Goodman – The New York Times

By Peter S. Goodman April 1, 2019 701 LONDON — In the political realm, no one knows how Brexit’s long-running theater of the absurd will end. But for much of the business world, Britain’s departure from the European Union has … Continue reading

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Copenhagen Wants to Show How Cities Can Fight Climate Change – The New York Times

By Somini Sengupta      Photographs by Charlotte de la Fuente March 25, 2019,   189 COPENHAGEN — Can a city cancel out its greenhouse gas emissions? Copenhagen intends to, and fast. By 2025, this once-grimy industrial city aims to be … Continue reading

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Opinion | Dissecting the Dreams of Brexit Britain – by James Meek – The New York Times

I have tried repeadedly to figure out the Brexit movement, I why the Brits didn’t just undo the terrible decision. Here is an op-ed that  sheds light, on a complicate subject. His piece ends: “I believe now that a subliminal … Continue reading

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Overlooked No More: Mabel Grammer- Whose Brown Baby Plan Found Homes for Hundreds – The New York Times

By Alexis Clark “They were called “brown babies,” or “mischlingskinder,” a derogatory German term for mixed-race children. And sometimes they were just referred to as mutts. They were born during the occupation years in Germany after World War II, the … Continue reading

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Teenagers Emerge as a Force in Climate Protests Across Europe – By Milan Schreuer- Elian Peltier and Christopher F. Schuetze – The New York Times

By Milan Schreuer, Elian Peltier and Christopher F. Schuetze Jan. 31, 2019 BRUSSELS — Tens of thousands of children skipped school in Belgium on Thursday to join demonstrations for action against climate change, part of a broader environmental protest movement across Europe that has … Continue reading

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Opinion | The Malign Incompetence of the British Ruling Class – By Pankaj Mishra – The New York Times

David Lindsay: I’ve struggled to understand Brexit since it occurred about two years ago. Its like another chapter in Barbara Tuckman’s “The March of Folly.” Why would Britain do something so against it’s real, long-term interest. This op-ed by Pakaj … Continue reading

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Opinion | Hold a Second Brexit Referendum – By Roger Cohen – The New York Times

By Roger Cohen Opinion Columnist Jan. 15, 2019,   651 Protesters outside the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday. Credit Neil Hall/EPA, via Shutterstock “A democracy that cannot change its mind is not a democracy. The people may do that when presented … Continue reading

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