Fremdschämen not Schadenfreude: Germans sceptical of Brexit deadline delay

Fremdschämen not Schadenfreude: Germans sceptical of Brexit deadline delay

Political scientist Bernd Hüttemann, who serves as the Vice President of the European Movement International, said that the decision to delay the deadline was largely in the interests of both the EU and Germany – although the longer-term consequences are…

Wanderlust in the Westphalian mountains – my St. James Way from Paderborn to Elspe

Wanderlust in the Westphalian mountains – my St. James Way from Paderborn to Elspe

Wanderlust in Westphalia on my long way to #finiseuropea in Spain! Since this autumn I completed 720 km of 3,000 km from Berlin to Santiago de Compostela. My last stage led me from Corvey Abbey/Höxter to my home city Paderborn….

First steps in my home region Westphalia

First steps in my home region Westphalia

Hilly Westphalia […] seizes the attention of every traveller by reason of the thoroughly picturesque beauty of its position in the green-forested valley of an important and historically remarkable mountain range. The little province [Hochstift Paderborn] to which it belonged was…

My camino to hilly Westphalia (or: home sweet home)

My camino to hilly Westphalia (or: home sweet home)

Hilly Westphalia […] seizes the attention of every traveller by reason of the thoroughly picturesque beauty of its position in the green-forested valley of an important and historically remarkable mountain range. The little province [Hochstift Paderborn] to which it belonged was…

Destination Westphalia – next stage on my way to #Finiseuropae

Only step by step I can reach #Finiseuropae “the end of Europe”. Of course I just want to see the geographical end of Europe. To reach the Atlantic cost on food sounds good. Like for many others the way is…

Tackling Populism In Europe With A New Form Of Public Diplomacy

Giovanni Sartori underlined rightly that democracy needs to be complicated but must be still easy enough to be explained. Europe’s landscape of societies is very diverse. The idea that “there are not Member States, but Member Countries,” is an often-undervalued…

Nebenwirkung Brexit: All the British glamour is gone

„All the British glamour is gone. Westminster played the fake anti-EU card too much. With the result of the EU referendum it is now crystal clear: the game has gone too far.“ In meinem Meinungsartikel im Guardian kritisiere ich Brexit-Votum und…

What’s left from Schengen? My interview with l’Observateur

What’s left from Schengen? Germany, the guardian of the temple A summary of an article of the French weekly l’Observateur in which I good give some answers to Germany’s Schengen policy: New controls in the member states, higher fences, and divided…

Rough talk is aimed at the national media

Rough talk before the European Council with Turkey is aimed at the national media, EM Germany’ secretary general explains in Chinese Television CCTV news. Watch the news piece on refugee politics conflict lines in Germany and Europe. In a report…

Serbia gained Reputation – my interview at Tanjug

In an interview with the Serbian news agency Tanjug, I underlined the long reform process an EU accession would require. However, Serbia has gained very positive reputation due to the refugee crisis, particularly in Germany. In times of the massive…