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Berlin Wall

09.12.2015
- Languages: it
A few years ago, British historian Tony Judt identified two main phases in the evolution of European memory after the Second World War: the first took shape in 1945, the second after 1989. This picture entirely eclipses an aspect which is of great historical significance: the presence everywhere in Europe of collaborationist forces that actively supported Nazism, and the fact that serious war crimes were committed by all parties involved in the conflict, including the winners.
20.11.2015
What will be the consequences of the attacks on Paris? The short-term results are known: France and the UK will intensify their fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, security is tightened everywhere in Europe and borders inside the Schengen zone are controlled again. The question in this article however is what the consequences will be on the longer term.
30.10.2015
- Languages: it
Economic borders are as powerful as political and military ones, though they are limited by the systemic interdependence of States which, in a world as interconnected as ours is, can produce varied and unexpected outcomes.
02.10.2015
- Languages: it

If we want to understand the relationship between the successful reunification of Germany and the current Russian-Ukrainian crisis, we must briefly recall some key moments from that year – 1990 – keeping in mind the specific relationship between Bonn/Berlin and Moscow.

16.09.2015
- Languages: de
Throughout Europe memory of interstate borders has faded as a direct result of European development, which can be summed up in three related elements: the progressive abolition of internal EU borders; the reinforcement of the boundary between the EU and the rest of the world and the dynamic created by the extension of the EU to new member states, which furthered a sense of the mobility of territorial boundaries.
16.09.2015
In European history, borders have had an importance unknown to other civilisations. Whereas in the Islamic, Indian and Chinese worlds the norm has been that of a formal or informal Empire that controlled the whole region, in the Old Continent, since at least the XV Century, the norm has been a more anarchic and pluralistic situation, in which various greater and lesser powers coexisted with one another.
07.09.2015
- Languages: it
Obviously there is no doubt as to the importance and necessity of continuing to cope with the ‘past that must not pass’ of German history. Or the importance of not giving in to the deceitful lure of ‘historical revisionism’. But instrumentalising the memory of German politics’ past tragedies for ideological reasons – a memory rooted in the consciousness of Europe – is another matter entirely
20.07.2015
- Languages: it
The line of confrontation that seems to be emerging with greater prominence at an international scale is rather that between the liberal-democratic tradition of the West and extra-European cultural traditions that have re-established their guiding role and proudly lay claim to their difference. The world is in flux, a vortex of change, and it is hard to identify the axis around which this turbulence will subside and find a new balance.
15.06.2015
- Languages: fr

The idea to create a Museum of Europe in Brussels was born from a triple assessment: Europe exists; its citizens do not know much about it and, what is worse, do not want to know anything; and, since nothing is done without the citizens’ approval in a democracy, it is important to develop a pedagogy for Europe. A history museum is an excellent tool to do this, among others.

10.12.2014
- Languages: it
I want to republish today, at a distance of twenty-five years, this article that I wrote for "il manifesto" in October 1989, at a time of great turmoil in the DDR. This was caused by the open divide between a majority, increasingly less tolerant of the old regime, and a minority – albeit still numerically significant – calling for the radical renewal, rather than the demolition, of socialist Germany.