Will Donald Trump make or break Europe?
In the aftermath of the electoral victory of Donald Trump at the US Presidency, a lot has been said and written about the future of the US - EU relations. The last “uneven” encounter of Donald Trump with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, gave us just another hint of the US President’s attitude and plans towards Europe.
“The EU should encourage the cultural diversity that exists inside its borders.” [CaféBabel]
As part of the European Angst conference on populism, extremism and euroscepticism that was held in Brussels last December, 42 students from different countries prepared a manifesto which they handed over to EU officials after the conference. I had the chance to Skype with two of these students and ask them questions about this manifesto.
Brexit: A linguistic Bing Bang? [CaféBabel]
With member States’ and governments’ leaders gathering this weekend to launch the Brexit negotiations’ process, one question is becoming increasingly relevant that of the European Union’s future. With Great Britain leaving the EU, the English could lose its rank of official language within the Union. What then, are the consequences for the institutions, their work and the citizens involved?