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03/25/2017 at 18:42. Facebook
The question of what it means to be “European” comes up regularly on Debating Europe. In the past, we’ve debated...

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03/24/2017 at 08:21. Facebook
The future looks gloomy for Europe. The centre ground of politics is crumbling in favour of radicalism on the left and right;...

What does the future hold for Europe? - Debating Europe

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03/22/2017 at 09:33. Facebook
We hear all the time that people are being “left behind” by technological progress. The success of Donald Trump, Brexit, Marine Le...

How can we avoid people being 'left behind' in the digital era? - Debating Europe

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03/21/2017 at 11:21. Facebook
Should Europe have its own army? With Britain set to invoke Article 50 on 29 March 2017, one of the largest...

Is it time for an EU army? - Debating Europe

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03/20/2017 at 10:27. Facebook
Could Brexit break-up the UK? In 2014, Scotland held a referendum on independence which nationalists lost by 55% to 45%. However,...

Should Scotland hold a second referendum on independence? - Debating Europe

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Has it given us greater access to information (and to politicians)? Or has it harmed democracy by spreading ‘fake news’ stories...

Has the internet strengthened or weakened democracy? - Debating Europe

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What about food that damages the environment during its production? Is there an argument...

Should junk food be taxed more? - Debating Europe

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It’s very easy to say there should be ‘no limits’ to freedom of speech. However, most people would agree it...

Where should the limits to freedom of speech be set? - Debating Europe

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For the first time ever, the EU is shrinking. Since the 1957 Treaty of Rome, “ever closer union” has gone...

Does EU enlargement still make sense? - Debating Europe

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Is the ‘nationalist spring’ already over? Shock victories for the Brexit campaign and Donald Trump in 2016 seemed to mark a breakthrough for nationalist,...

Do the Dutch elections show the populist tide has turned? - Debating Europe

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€60 billion is a pretty hefty bill. That’s the amount Britain will owe the EU after Brexit, according to unnamed sources within the...

Should the UK pay its Brexit 'divorce bill'? - Debating Europe

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First Brexit, then Trump… and now Wilders? Could the Netherlands be poised to deliver the next populist shock to the...

Will the Netherlands follow the UK and US down the populist path? - Debating Europe

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In Berlin, as in other German cities, the issue of refugees is a controversial one. Where should all the newcomers...

Does housing asylum seekers apart from locals increase tensions? - Debating Europe

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On 15 March 2017, Dutch voters finally go to the polls. Against the backdrop of a diplomatic row with Turkey (which...

Should Dutch parties refuse to go into coalition with Geert Wilders? - Debating Europe

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Should ‘soft drugs’ like cannabis be legal? On 21 Febuary 2017, a majority of MPs in the Netherlands (77 to 72)...

Should cannabis be legalised across the EU? - Debating Europe

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Has Turkey’s President Erdoğan gone too far? Following a failed coup in July 2016, the Turkish leader has acted quickly to...

Is Erdoğan's Turkey compatible with EU membership? - Debating Europe

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Six years ago, an earthquake and tsunami in North-Eastern Japan (which claimed more than 15,000 lives) lead to three nuclear meltdowns...

Should all EU countries abandon nuclear power? - Debating Europe

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2017 is an important year for European democracy. Elections will take place in several EU countries, including the Netherlands.

Should Europe prepare itself for a populist upsurge?

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