About: Second World War

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.
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.