Monthly Archives: October 2014

Come on, Europe!

Background Although the European Union has a 60 % larger population than USA, its influence in the world is much smaller and steadily diminishing. There are increasing problems in our neighbourhoods as well as internal problems in many EU countries and future trends may further increase the stress on our democratic societies. In order to meet present and coming challenges it is necessary for Europe to change from a passive attitude where action is determined by the “lowest common denominator”, often zero, to a more forceful way of action. A…

Restart

Dear Reader, You may wonder why it has taken me such a long time since I published my last post on March 13 till I return today with a new one. In each of April, May and June, I had trips of 10-14 days and then followed a fantastic summer with swimming and sunbathing. However often, on the beach or running in the woods, I thought of fall and what I then would write on the blog, so you readers have certainly not been forgotten. When writing a post for…