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Harvard Center for European Studies

How NSA Spying, Google and Chlorinated Chickens Are Pitting Germans Against Americans -- And What to Do About It

Sigmar Gabriel | Posted 12.24.2014 | World
Sigmar Gabriel

The "Chlorhuhn" chicken symbolizes the fears triggered by a proposed free trade agreement. The fear is that foreign products will push out local goods, and that health standards will drop. We are also having an argument about the way the major Internet companies mine and use data -- with the danger that they will turn us into transparent human beings. But one thing we do agree on is that unrestricted monitoring of communications by secret services can destroy the Internet as a space of liberty. Google's Eric Schmidt rightly described this practice as "outrageous."

Carl Bildt: Putin Must Face Mothers Of Fallen Russian Soldiers In Ukraine Conflict

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.26.2014 | World

Carl Bildt has been foreign minister of Sweden since 2006 and was prime minister from 1991-1994. He spoke to the WorldPost's Nathan Gardels earlier th...

WATCH LIVE: The Ukraine Crisis -- What's Next For Europe?

The WorldPost/Center For European Studies, Harvard | Posted 09.22.2014 | World

The Ukraine Crisis: What’s Next for Europe? “Security is like oxygen--you tend not to notice it until you begin to lose it, but once that occu...

Beyond the Eurocrisis: Is More Democratic Governance the Solution for Europe?

Luka Orešković | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Luka Orešković

If invested with popular legitimacy, Europe's success will depend on balancing it with long-term focused meritocratic governance and avoiding capture by short-term and particular special interests. A middle Way between West and East is indeed necessary.