After seven years we are shutting down The site will remain online, but for now no new texts will be posted.

We still believe in the idea behind We are convinced that Europe needs a public sphere, and we think that this public sphere is best achieved by combining the possibilities of the internet and traditional media. As before, we still love our motto “Let’s Talk European”. Yes, English is now the lingua franca of contemporary Europe. However, when English is used to bring articles written in another language to an international readership, then it serves as a bridge to these others languages and helps create waves. Interestingly, the most lively reactions to came from the US, where there is an intellectual audience that wishes to escape its domestic borders.