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Dying lion
Languages & Culture 04-03-2015

The relevance of arts trafficking for international security

Over the past two centuries, abuse of antiquities and fine art has evolved from the “spoils of war” into a method of financing terrorism. Nowadays, both the US and UK are concerned about antiquities trafficking as a source of funding for ISIS, leading to calls for international cooperation to counter the market, writes Erik Nemeth.
Filippo Addarii
Languages & Culture 06-01-2015

Storytelling is part of the European Commission’s job

The Commission can make better use of art, technology and storytelling if it wants people to get interested, writes Filippo Addarii.
Languages & Culture 23-02-2012

Why culture and the arts can show us a way out of the crisis

Despite the current gloom and doom, Europe has many reason for optimism and the cultural sector is a reservoir of hope, ideas and new economic growth, write Uffe Elbæk, Danish Minister for Culture, and Androulla Vassiliou, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.
Languages & Culture 16-02-2012

The urgent need for dialogue between culture and European politics

As the crisis bites on cultural budgets, artists and political leaders must work towards greater integration of culture in future EU policies and budgetary orientations, argues a high-level group of European artists launched at the request of European Commission President José Manuel Barroso.