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The Green Fights For Europe

The 8th edition of the Green European Journal takes stock of the debate on Europe from several angles. From manifestos to political practices, it outlines key issues for the future of Europe.

How were the decisions of the EU shaped over the past five years, and what impact did the European Parliament have over them? Choosing dossiers on topics such as energy, digital rights, LGBT rights and social rights, we look at how MEPs succeeded and where they were held back.The edition also looks forward to the next Parliament. How to use the experience of the past five years to shape how the EU evolves, and what are the different parties offering in the upcoming elections?

Articles in this edition

01.05.2014
The Green European Fights

One of the primary conclusions of the past five years is that the days of “easy politics” are gone, we have moved to an era of “hard politics.”

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01.05.2014
Climate/Energy: The Empire Strikes Back

An interview with Claude Turmes, Green MEP from Luxembourg (Die Greng).

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01.05.2014
A Tough Fight On Social Issues

An interview with Jean Lambert, MEP for the United Kingdom.

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01.05.2014
Green Victories for Digital Rights

An interview with German Green MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht on his struggles for digital rights in the European Parliament.

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01.05.2014
Improving LGBT Rights in Times of a Conservative Reaction

An interview with Austrian Green MEP Ulrike Lunacek, who addresses LGBT issues and EU enlargement to the Eastern European countries.

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01.05.2014
Forbidding Overfishing in Europe

An interview with Swedish Green MEP Isabella Lövin on overfishing in Europe.

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01.05.2014
Political Ecology is a Martial Art

Greens are impatient people. The sentiment of urgency has been fuelling their calls for radical change over the past four decades.

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01.05.2014
What Difference Can It Make? A Comparison of the Parties’ Electoral Manifestos

As the different European Parties unveil their election manifestos, we can see real differences in the direction that each of them want to take Europe over the coming years. The voters will have a real choice in next month’s European Parliament election.

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01.05.2014
Counter-Democracy To the Rescue of Europe

Europe is dead. Or is it long live Europe? There are those who believe the threat of paralysis and dissolution remains, and those who optimistically seize any small positive sign as a reason to announce (yet again) that Europe’s crises can serve as a springboard.

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01.05.2014
For a Political Community for the Euro

Beginning in the fall of 2013, three manifestos published by German and French intellectuals revived the idea of establishing a “Political Community for the Euro” to give the single currency a true system of democratic governance.

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01.05.2014
Pathways to a Europe of the Citizens

The time has come to review the democratic workings of the European Union. Ideally, this should be the subject of a new Convention, but it is also possible to strengthen, here and now, European democracy.

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