About: Second World War

Europe's East 30-12-2019

Polish PM condemns Putin for ‘lies’ about Second World War

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Sunday (29 December) condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin for blaming Poland for the outbreak of the Second World War, saying Moscow was lying to deflect attention from recent failures.
EU Elections 2019 30-11-2018

Géraldine Schwarz: ‘My grandmother was fascinated by Hitler’

Understanding the history of average people during the Second World War fills in the gaps in collective memory, which are often exploited by the far right in Europe. This is the argument made by Les Amnésiques (“The Amnesiacs”), which was awarded the 2018 European Book Prize and reads like a novel. EURACTIV France reports.    
Global Europe 20-01-2017

Attali: Europe is world’s biggest power but does not recognise it

Other world powers would be happy to see the EU fall apart. A defence union would stop this from happening and prevent Europe sliding back into conflict, Jacques Attali said in an interview with EURACTIV.com.
Enlargement 11-01-2017

Albania: At EU’s door 71 years after founding of brutal Hoxhaist regime

Albania is one of the many countries lining up to join the EU. Today marks the 71st anniversary of the foundation of the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania and the beginning of what would be horrible purges of non-communists, write Alex Fiuza and Steffen Kudella.
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.
Europe's East 31-05-2016

WWII: A new ‘religion’ for Russia

Each year, Russia’s WWII victory celebrations become more grandiose and spectacular. In recent years, the cult of the Great Victory has become a quasi-religion and the main basis which unites the Russian society, writes Oleksii Polegkyi.
Languages & Culture 16-07-2015

French Socialist leader teaches Germans a history lesson

Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, the head of France's ruling Socialists and a close ally of President François Hollande, issued an open letter to the German people today (16 July) urging them to re-think their place in Europe.
A convoy of landing craft nears the beach at Normandy, D-Day, June 6, 1944 [Photo: US Army Flickr stream]]
Competition 04-06-2014

French broadcasters attacked over D-Day footage

Foreign TV stations covering this week's 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy have complained about the hefty fees charged by French broadcasters for access to some of the events.
Future EU 06-12-2012

Why the Nobel Peace Prize should not be awarded to the EU

Was the Nobel Prize Foundation wrong to award its prize to the European Union? Yes, argues David Price. The prize should have gone long ago to the European Community and Robert Schuman, its founder.
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.
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