Reconquering Europe

The turnout for the European elections is falling steadily. Why does this important election not attract citizens to the ballot box? Can the public not identify themselves with the European Union because the European institutions are not tangible for the voters? Is the European Parliament weakened in its function by Read more…

Election law gone nuts

Surprise called off some weeks ago in the city of Meissen in the German state of Saxony. The conservative mayor of the so-called “city of porcelain”, Olaf Raschke, managed to defend his office by just a fraction against surprise candidate Frank Richter, a theologian, former civil rights advocate in Eastern Read more…