Should We Rethink Political Representation in Europe to Make Solidarity a Meaningful Word Again? The Case of the French Presidential Election

The 2017 French Presidential election clearly demonstrates the problems and the paradoxes that are common to most European countries, and that shape the current state of affairs in Europe in general. For sure, this year’s campaign has been characterised by a disruption of the system of political parties that has ruled France in the last […]

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Not in Party Mood

In the weekend of 9 and 10 December, the European Union celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty. But European leaders and their citizens seemed not to be in the mood to party as the celebrations went largely unnoticed by the general public. As 2016 is slowly coming to an end, the EU, confronted […]

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