Fili spinati, mitra spianati

Fili spinati, mitra spianati

Dal caso Sea Watch al 'muro' sul confine orientale

Stritolata da cialtroni che discettano di coppette mestruali, propongono la buffonata dei mini-bot e inventano falsi banchetti di deputati PD al largo di Lampedusa, l’Italia è attualmente ipnotizzata dal caso ‘Sea Watch’, ong tedesca che (cito dal sito web) «svolge attività di ricerca e salvataggio nel Mediterraneo centrale con il supporto della società...

Il suicidio dell'empatia

Il suicidio dell'empatia

La morte della 17enne olandese Noa Pothoven tra indifferenza e depressione. L'intervista a Mariagnese Cheli

«Date al dolore la parola, il dolore che non parla, bisbiglia al cuore oppresso e gli ordina di spezzarsi». Così diceva Shakespeare nel Macbeth (Atto IV, Scena III) cantando quel dolore che non ha parola, quel dolore tacito, irriducibilmente muto, incapace di trovare espressione linguistica, ma capace di manifestarsi nell’assurda e orribile morte di una giovane che ha scelto...

Mind the gap, the UK is coming apart | Special Issue European Elections 2019

Mind the gap, the UK is coming apart | Special Issue European Elections 2019

It turns out that Brexit is not the only problem the United Kingdom has to face

South Shields is a coastal town in the North East of England, 280 miles north of London. To get there, one needs to hop onto an old, crackling diesel-powered train, operated by the only state-owned train company of the country. The factory and warehouse landscape outside the window of this train that goes up north reminds passengers of the glorious industrial past of this corner of England. During...

Starting off again from the ruins | Special Issue European Elections 2019

Starting off again from the ruins | Special Issue European Elections 2019

The Greek crisis and SYRIZA's government: conflicts and agreements with the EU in Tsipras's Greece

Five years ago, when the last European elections were held, Greece was governed by a coalition of New Democracy (ND), member of the EPP, and the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK), member of the PES. The discourse at the time, not surprisingly, was not about the MEPs that would represent electors in the European Parliament. It was about whether people trusted the incumbent government and all it...

Not much is rotten in the state of Denmark | Special Issue European Elections 2019

Not much is rotten in the state of Denmark | Special Issue European Elections 2019

In five years, the Danish moved from thinking of pulling out to the EU to supporting it

Compared to many of its European peers, Denmark can be considered a ‘dull’ country to follow. At a time when the European economy keeps disappointing, the Danish economy is booming; unemployment is historically low, exports keep increasing and Denmark is the most digitized economy in the European Union (based on the EU’s DESI index). The news are dominated by big stories from abroad...

Belgium in Europe and Europe in Belgium | Special Issue European Elections 2019

Belgium in Europe and Europe in Belgium | Special Issue European Elections 2019

The environment and migration among the biggest concerns at the very (institutional) heart of Europe

From the 23rd until the 26th of May, electors from 27 (or 28, depending on the issues of Brexit) European countries will vote to elect 751 members of the European parliament. In Belgium, home to the EU Parliament (one) and the European Commission, one could expect a certain feeling of excitement in regard to the upcoming event. But no. On one side, it may be because at the time of writing this article,...