Despite gradual liberalization policies, Kurdish language and culture remains mostly ostracized in Turkey. In an effort give the Kurdish national role a non-militant coloring, some new groups and organizations are working hard to establish and nurture language programs.
To mark the twentieth anniversary of European Union Citizenship, 2013 has been designated European Year of Citizens. But public disaffection with the EU is constantly growing. It is true that the European Union's constructionis incomplete as yet, but it still offers opportunities: it's up to each and every one of us to seize them.
European citizenship is the first instance of citizenship not tied to a place, state or country. For the time being, a EU passport is only a utopian idea, yet the citizens of the 27 member states enjoy the privileges and comply with the rules decided in Brussels.
The relationship between the United Kingdom and Europe has always been fraught. As with all long marriages, there are bound to be rough patches and responsibility has to be shared: through some may have put more effort and shown more patience in attempting to consolidate the relationship. But there comes a time...
Romania’s capital, like many of its Eastern European counterparts, has endured and interpreted the rush to privatize and rebuild. The result is a vibrant capital that includes 19thcentury architectural masterpieces gargantuan Communist-era buildings, and 21st century malls.
Does China pose a threat or provide an opportunity for Europe? The Old Continent has been asking itself this question for years, but it has yet to come up with an answer. And it’s hardly likely to find one now, seeing as how the global financial crisis has upset the applecart even for Eastern prospects of growth and development, let alone Western ones.