Category Archives: EN – English

doughnut economics: a promising model in need of more precision

The doughnut economic model is the smarter alternative to the promise of never ending growth. It answers what is the economy for: to provide all humans what they need (inner ring) and to do so within our planetary boundaries (outer … Continue reading

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Greens/EFA group on the “Future of the EU”

On 28 February 2018, the Greens/EFA Group adopted, for the first time, a comprehensive Position on the future of the EU in all constitutional matters. Download as pdf: 2018-02-28 Paper Future of Europe FINAL. This is a summary of the group … Continue reading

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Corruption Perception Index 2017: corruption in EU on the rise again – what the EU could do more

On 21.02.2018, Transparency International published their Corruption Perception Index 2017. Corruption in at least some EU member states is on the rise again. Viktor Orban’s Hungary falls 10 points to 45 (since 2012, on a scale from 0 “highly corrupt” to 100 “very clean”). Also, Kaczyński’s … Continue reading

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“En Lutte” – an expo to fight for your rights

a well made expo answering pressing questions of today “En Lutte. Histoires d’émancipation” is a permanent exposition in the Centre d’Action Laïque in Liège, Belgium. It introduces visitors to the history of class struggle from the beginning of industrialisation in … Continue reading

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“I will be 20 in 2030” – expo about the future of mankind

The exhibition “I will be 20 in 2030” is about the future of mankind (from 23.09.2017 until 30.06.2018). The futuristic architecture of Liège’s main train station is the perfect home for it. Sadly, it is a playful technic disneyland with … Continue reading

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A banker, a worker and an immigrant have 20 cookies

The best story summing up the political problems of our days: A banker, a worker, and an immigrant are sitting at a table with 20 cookies. The banker takes 19 cookies and warns the worker: “Watch out, the immigrant is … Continue reading

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Gallery of political heroes – give values a face

why political heroes Political values are abstract. That makes it difficult to discuss them. That is a pity because to build a political community feeling, this is an important thing to do. To solve this, you can tell your values … Continue reading

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Balkans trip 2017: Albania, Macedonia and Greece in July and August

Map: https://www.google.com/maps/placelists/list/1aRQPMvEjuQEShaDCcdbFNwW0ue4 Tue 18 to Fri 21 Jul Kassel for documenta 14 (++++), my review: http://chrisbeck.de/documenta-14/ Fri 21 Jul to Mon 24 Jul Berlin for Rundlauf (days of the open door) in Universität der Künste (UdK, Berlin’s finest art university) … Continue reading

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Marubi Photothèque in Shkodër, Albania

If you visit Shkodër in Northern Albania (or nearby Southern Montenegro) I recommend to visit the Marubi Photothèque, a collection of historical photos from 1858 until 1940s. It is officially called the "Marubi National Museum of Photography – Muzeu Kombëtar … Continue reading

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documenta 14: my top 10 of modern art in 2017

"documenta" is the probably biggest modern art exhibition. Every 5 years the city of Kassel in central Germany presents international artworks to give herself some importance which the city otherwise lacks. Here I list my personal favourite exhibits. My top … Continue reading

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