The Map of Tendre
President of Euronews
Europe loved by Zeus, king of the Gods, is she loved by
At a time when the disaffection of Europeans with
Europe threatens its very democracy, can one explain this as
a general falling out of love? Or rather, isn’t love for Europe
conflicting to the point of becoming impossible?
The wager of the Erasmus
Cofounder of cafebabel.com
A new generation is born, the daughter of student mobility,
the single currency and low-cost flights. It’s the first
generation that is really experiencing Europe on a daily
basis. Its goal within the construction of Europe is not to
finally restore peace on the Old Continent. That goal – noble
and oh, how difficult!
A shining example of unity
Rabbi Arthur Schneier
President of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation,
Senior rabbi, Park East Synagogue, New York
It is difficult to comprehend how the very same continent
which gave rise to great universal ideals of liberty
and freedom could also be the birthplace of nationalism,
Communism and Fascism.
Europe’s marathon run Jean-François Rischard
Former vice president of the World Bank
How come the people of Europe, this small assemblage
of tribes and territories at the fringe of much bigger regions,
ended up reading from the same script and making
such a remarkable contribution to humanity?
A map of reconciliation
My father made Europe’s acquaintance while trying
to escape its Eastern grasp. As a top microprocessor specialist
and associate professor at the Bucharest Polytechnic
University, he was allowed an outing beyond the Iron
Curtain at a workshop in London in January 1985.
European state of mind
President of the German Marshall Fund of the United States
Politics in the European Union are inherently filled with
conflict and tension, but this obscures the fact that a truly
continental mindset transcending nationalities and nationalism
Europe is bored
A need for Europe on the other side of the Mediterranean
Director of the Arab Reform Initiative
Europe is bored but she doesn’t know it. Her citizens live
comfortably and for a long time. They were told that happiness
is the satisfaction of their personal needs and desires,
and that the European project was to succeed in building
Europe as an entity.
Europe and the Arab world
Amr Mahmoud Moussa
Secretary-General of the League of Arab States
Former Egyptian foreign minister
Between the shores of Europe and the Arab world
lies the the Medi-terre-nean, i.e., the middle of the earth...
The power of Europe’s example Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations
The old division of Europe into “East” and “West” two
decades ago, has today given way to the modern European
Union. Europe has thus become less a geography than an
idea – an ideal, even, of the power of integration as an engine
of prosperity and social advancement.