At least somewhat ‘strange’ or: occupying the occupied

At least somewhat ‘strange’ – or at least remarkable: the fact of being occupied by social spaces and occupying social spaces, namely cities. It is several years ago that I visited Vienna the first time, and I returned a couple of times. The first time was somewhat unpleasant – unpleasant in terms of disliking the … Continua a leggere

Lectionis et Seminario – De sociali et politica in Europea

European Integration – a failed political and social union? 2017 S. BA-Course at the University of Vienna, Department of Political Science. A series of fifteen sessions delivered at the University of Vienna, Department of Political Science. The series is looking at the process of European integration – a wide topic looked at under the guiding question … Continua a leggere

Dulcinea …

PS: why we all need our Dulcinea … – or: carrying on the dream. May-day not anymore … – back to everyday …!! ?? Facts are the enemies of truth as Cervantes says in his defense … – And he says it is the most severe frenzy to see life as it is and not as … Continua a leggere

May-Day

or: learning and living and teaching Europe … To be more precise: it is not May-Day but the evening before the 1st of May – Uli said the other day: it is in Vienna a special cultural event and if you are around you have to go to the town hall … – surely not … Continua a leggere

Quo Vadis? – On EUrope’s future

What I usually do not do … – posting a link only – I still do occasionally, e.g. today: Quo Vadis Europa? | Marica Frangakis on the EuroMemorandum 2017 and the multi-speed scenario for the future of Europe

How Europe slides down further …..

Taken from the Euroactiv-Brief Today’s EU policy news, 28.10.2016, 5PM Commissioner mocks Chinese and gay marriage By James Crisp Digital Commissioner Günther Oettinger has mocked the Chinese, gay marriage, and former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder’s divorce in a shock speech. Oettinger is infamous for putting his foot in it. But after footage emerged today of the jaw-dropping tirade, it very much looks … Continua a leggere

Migration

Over the last year or so, a working group on Migration of the Scientific Council of attac –  Association Pour La Taxation Des Transactions Financières Pour L’Aide Aux Citoyens, elaborated a working paper on issues of Refuge and Migration. At the core of the work stood the elaboration of a document that evaluates and assesses … Continua a leggere

KCK – klatsch, cliché, kitsch

KLATSCH Klatsch is a German term, though occasionally used in English. And when I first saw the headline Why Men Want to Marry Melanias and Raise Ivankas? I admittedly clicked on it in a longing for some klatsch, gossip — distraction from the expected, though still worrying news, presenting Trump’s shocking speech of acceptance. Looking … Continua a leggere

Missed opportunity – or Io e Caterina

Topics in the headlines change – though in some cases it is only about names and institutions. ‘Migration’ for quite a while the dominant topic had been surpassed by BREXIT, pushing the GREXIT to a somewhat historical stage, though they apparently catch up again with T May-gie – may be Theresa May, the potential Iron-Lady … Continua a leggere

… and frequently overlooked

After saying yesterday Easily Condemned, it may be time to think about what is easily overlooked, especially while sliding apparently elegantly on the surface. The title in the Huffington Post says Deutsche Bank è maggior fonte di rischi sistemici al mondo and A FT-briefing tells us Deutsche Bank hit by IMF hazard warning A report has branded … Continua a leggere