About: First World War

Brexit 07-09-2016

The Somme, Verdun and Brexit

Brexit was the point at which two narratives about 20th century European history collided. The 21st century has seen Europe begin to turn once again toward nationalism. Fritz Groothues warns there is much to be done to reverse this trend.
Euro & Finance 03-08-2015

A Greek Versailles?

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis denounced the July bailout agreed between prime minister Alexis Tsipras and the eurozone leaders as a “new Versailles Treaty”. Quincy Cloet asks if this is a fair comparison. 
World War One Trenches in Ypres, Belgium [Shutterstock/John Gomez]
Languages & Culture 23-06-2014

Public broadcasting and WWI commemoration

100 years after the start of World War One, how can public service broadcasters best contribute to a reflection on its ongoing relevance for Europe today? Ingrid Deltenre argues that it's through helping foster a European public space.
Public Affairs 01-12-2010

Of Poppies & the Public Affairs of Remembrance

Poppies can teach us a lot about the public affairs of the 21st century, writes Tom Spencer, executive director of the European Centre for Public Affairs (ECPA), in a November briefing.