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Daniel Cohn-Bendit

Daniel Cohn-Bendit was a member of the European Parliament from 1994 until 2014, representing both the German and French Green delegations in rotation.

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01.03.2016
“It’s the Politics, Stupid”

The right to asylum is not a numbers game, it is a human right.

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01.03.2016
Cohn-Bendit – “It’s the Politics, Stupid”

Das Recht auf Asyl ist kein Zahlenspiel, es ist ein Menschenrecht.

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01.03.2016
“Alle Europeanen spelen vals door asiel naar elkaar te schuiven”

Wie Daniel Cohn-Bendit zegt, zegt mei 68. Als Duitse buitenlandse student trok hij mee de studentenopstand in Parijs. Bijna vijftig jaar en een politieke groen-Europese carrière later, is hij echter meer pragmaticus dan linkse rebel.

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01.03.2016
L’Europe à l’Ère de la Mondialisation

Le droit à l'asile n'est pas un jeu de chiffres, c'est un droit humain.

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18.11.2015
“Wir schaffen das!”: Integration als Großaufgabe

Die mediale Empörung war gewaltig, als die Bundesregierung verkündete, sie wolle – nach nur einer Woche der „Willkommenskultur“ – das Schengen-Abkommen aussetzen und die Grenze nach Österreich vorübergehend schließen. Doch jenseits der medialen Aufregung hat der scheinbar radikale Politikwechsel die grundsätzlich positive Haltung in der Einwanderungsfrage kaum gestört. Stattdessen sendete er den aktiven Flüchtlingshelfern und -helferinnen wie auch an die beteiligten Behörden ein dringend notwendiges Signal: Wir werden euch nicht überfordern!

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18.11.2015
“We will manage!” – The challenge of integration

The conflicting messages of welcome displayed by the German government towards refugees is hindering integration processes, for the state, the refugees and the citizens. For the sake of all three, accepting the situation is the only way of moving forward.

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01.08.2014
Remettre la Démocratie au Centre du Projet Politique

La « radicalité démocratique » comme élément constitutif du projet écologiste.

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01.08.2014
Beyond Political Parties

The specificity of ‘democratic radicality’ is by no means a bulwark for the Greens against developments or rationales that run counter to this ‘democratic requirement.’

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30.06.2013
S’il n’y pas d’alternative, il n’y a pas de démocratie

Depuis le 15 septembre 2008, nous sommes engagés dans une bataille dont l’issue déterminera le sort de l’Europe et des Européens pour la durée de ce siècle. Les forces conjuguées de la technocratie néolibérale, froide et austère, et des populismes réactionnaires et haineux nous entraînent vers l’abîme.

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30.06.2013
If There Is No Alternative, There Is No Democracy!

The neo-liberal Taliban have brought Europe to its knees. For the first time in its history, the European idea has been weakened to the point that its survival is now at risk.

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11.02.2013
Dealing with Eurosceptics and Populists

Europe’s difficulties are undoubtedly causing a rise in populism and Euroscepticism, and while it needs to be more democratic, it needs to push for a more tolerate and humanist future; built through education, exchange and understanding.

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25.06.2012
Manifesto for Rebuilding Europe from the Bottom Up

In this proposal, initiated by Ulrick Bech and Daniel Cohn-Bendit, a group of pro-Europeans argue for a form of active citizenship to promote European democracy and resolve the political crisis that continues to grip the European project.

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01.05.2012
Ecological transformation will not happen in just one country

The Greens must remain faithful to their European commitment by continuing to promote a European alternative to the austerity policy of the ‘Merkozy’ duo. But passing on an unsustainable debt to the future generation is just as ecologically unsound as leaving a planet in ruins. Whatever their differences, the Greens must present their alternative to the neoliberal’s prioritising of market forces and the “statism” of the old left. This alternative must begin with a recovery package funded by a tax on financial transactions.

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20.04.2012
Dany and Socrates Wrestle with the Problems of Europe

This afternoon whilst strolling in the university gardens I had a most extraordinary, if not hallucinatory, encounter!

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