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Erasmus and how to win a Nobel Prize Desiderius Eramus. That name should have reverberated throughout the year of 2016. Five hundred years ago, Erasmus published his most important book. It revolutionized the entirety of west European society. That exploit has much to tell us. It can explain to us how to counter the all-enveloping… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

Brexit by 2020, 2030 or never?

At a press briefing for the 15 December European Council here in Brussels, a “high European official” revealed how little the EU-27 have measured the widespread consequences of Brexit on their timetable. The rush, rush attitude of Commission President Juncker, Eur Council President Tusk, EP president Schulz and as articulated also by Guy Verhofstadt is… » read more

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A century ago, 15 percent of the Middle East were professing Christians. Today only 4 percent remain. Following bloody murder, violence and mass persecutions, millions have left the region. Most of the changes have taken place in recent years. The Jews went first. Nearly a million were expelled from Arab and Muslim counties after WW2.… » read more

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When in June 1950 Europeans were planning the European Community, Robert Schuman told the assembled delegates: “We would very much wish that the United Kingdom were present at our discussions. We cannot conceive Europe without it. We know, and this reassures us in our efforts, that the British Government wants the success of our work.”… » read more

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Brussels leadership is exposed as insolent tricksters! That is the implication of the UK High Court. Autocracy has no place in a real democracy, whether in London or Brussels. The UK Parliament will fully discuss Brexit before it can leave under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaties. The High Court has ruled against Prime Minister… » read more

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Shimon Peres who died yesterday was a man of singular achievements, discernment but also a certain myopia of our new age. At the time when Robert Schuman was French Prime Minister in 1947-8, Peres spearheaded with French help Israeli defense of its new State. Later, when Schuman was still a major influence in French government,… » read more

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UK’s referendum vote to LEAVE the European Union caught the Government, many Britons and the EU HQ in Brussels by surprise. Many are still in a state of shock. Why? Lack of preparedness for the hugely complex task. Will Brexit threaten the unity of the United Kingdom? Will Scotland leave the UK? Will the shock… » read more

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We will be publishing in a few days A complete, in-depth analysis of BREXIT. BREXIT AND BRITAIN’S VISION FOR EUROPE WHAT GOVERNMENTS DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW. Extracts will be published HERE ! FREE and on eurDemocracy.com eurDemocracy means YOUR DEMOCRACY Will Brexit bring confusion on the Continent with more countries leaving? Will EU CRUMBLE?… » read more

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We live in unprecedented times of peace. For those in the Middle East that may seem a quite extraordinary statement to make. Europe has created a peace system that has produced the longest peace in all its history. Since the end of the Second World War western Europe has experience a period of 71 years… » read more

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Robert Schuman insisted that Winston Churchill’s first great postwar speech on Europe was not given in Zurich, Switzerland but in Metz, France on Bastille Day 1946. Schuman should know. He was at Churchill’s side as he delivered it to a huge cheering crowd in the capital city of Schuman’s native Lorraine.        … » read more

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