The Wurst is Yet to Come: #Eurovision2014 Exposes Continental Divisions!

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2 responses to “The Wurst is Yet to Come: #Eurovision2014 Exposes Continental Divisions!

  1. I think the European vision is taking a hit at the moment. But at least we know that for now the European identity is still a weak concept. Germany is a great supporter of ‘Europe’ but exacts too high a price for its generosity, and that undermines the entire thing. However a lot of learning can happen at this time. Europe can redecide its relationship to the US and Russia, in terms of whether it wants to be independently powerful militarily or economically. It can also look at how best to address anti-European sentiments and governments. For example does it want to reduce inequality, tackle powerful corporations, take on media monopolies etc.

    • For all its problems, the amazing thing about the EU is that – still – compared to almost any of its competitors (NAFTA, MERCOSUR, ASEAN), it has incredible strengths, at least for now. It is in a better position than pretty much anything else to tackle the problems you elaborate upon. But will it?

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