Catalan Map (1375), Europe. National Library, Paris. Photo: Wikipedia

The European Spectator was founded in 2007. The European Spectator analyses, informs and writes about European integration, interdependence and cooperation. The focus is on history and art their different interpretations at European, national, regional or local level. Four periods and themes are being dealt with in particular: the Roman Empire and romanization, the eleventh and twelfth centuries and Romanesque art, the long nineteenth century (1815-1918) and its aftermath the Interbellum (1919-1939) and the functioning of the European Union. The European Spectator focuses in particular on Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Spain.

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The European Year of Cultural Heritage

From archaeological sites to architecture, from medieval castles to folklore traditions and arts, Europe’s cultural heritage is at the very heart of the collective memory and identity of European citizens. European rich national, regional and local diversity is a unique catalyst for exchanges between people of all ages, social backgrounds and cultures. The European Year of … Read more » “The European Year of Cultural Heritage”

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Nine Eleven is a Day of European Shame

On 9 and 10 November 1938, The ‘Reichskristallnacht’, the Night of Broken Glass, was the outburst of 5 years of indoctrination, violence and propaganda. It was another violent step to the Holocaust, elimination of handicaped peoplr, priests and other unwanted individuals and groups. The ‘enemy’ was the cement of the dictatorship and the Jewish people … Read more » “Nine Eleven is a Day of European Shame”

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Centuries of Jewish European History

Cemeteries are like an open history book. One of the oldest cemeteries in The Netherlands, leaving aside churches as places of burial, is the Portuguese Jewish cemetery at Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, a village close to Amsterdam. The cemetery dates from 1614, when two Jewish communities from Amsterdam purchased a farmstead on which stood a … Read more » “Centuries of Jewish European History”

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A Golden Treasure in a Stone Age Village

The small town of Kirchheim unter Teck in Baden-Württemberg presents an overview of recent archaeological finds from the Stone Age. The village probably counted around 100 people and around 20 huts of clay. The most remarkable find is the golden hoard in a grave of a woman, showing the (economic) relevance of the region.

Churchill´s Europe

America’s National Churchill Museum

America’s National Churchill Museum is located on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. The museum is the site where Winston Churchill gave his famous Iron Curtain speech on 5 March 1946. This speech actually marked the beginning of the Cold War. A short summary of the speech and its most famous phrase reads … Read more » “America’s National Churchill Museum”

European Affairs

A European disaster called Merkel

The true legacy of the German Chancellor Merkel can be seen in the lawless centres  of many German cities, urban decay and impoverishment throughout  the country and systematic ignorance of European and international treaties and obligations. The evidently illegal German toll system, Dieselgate and the protection of the (criminal) German car industry, the ignorance and negligence of ´Dublin´, … Read more » “A European disaster called Merkel”

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After forty years of ambivalence Britain has decided to leave the European Union. Whether Churchill-who has been dead more than fifty years-would agree with this decision is impossible to say, and we should not try. But what is clear is that the European Union that now exists is not the one that Churchill dreamt of, … Read more » “European Union, Churchill and Brexit”

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