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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Winston and Clementine

Chartwell, Sir Winston Churchill’s home in Kent, has opened a new exhibition ‘Clementine Churchill: Speaking for Herself’, focusing on the extraordinary life of Clementine, Ogilvy Hozier Spencer (1885-1977) Winston’s devoted wife for more than fifty-six years. Displays will feature over sixty objects, including personal mementoes such as her photos and private letters, along with several gifts that she received … Read more » “Winston and Clementine”

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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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We are all Europeans

On September 19, 1991, two hikers found a human corpse along the Italian-Austrian border in the Ötztalalps. The story of Ötzi has begun. The hikers thought the body to be a victim of a recent mountaineering accident. The authorities opened a criminal proceeding and an enquiry into the identity of the body on September 20 … Read more » “We are all Europeans”

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Scientific Discourse in the Middle Ages 500-1500

Today’s scientific world rests upon the shoulders of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim scholars who translated ancient scriptures in the Middle Ages. The significance of this transfer of knowledge cannot be overstated. The exhibition is dedicated to this phenomenal period of the meeting of cultures. Four great writing cultures are presented: Hebrew, Greek, Arabic and … Read more » “Scientific Discourse in the Middle Ages 500-1500”

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

European separatism

Brexit is hated by the presidents of the European Union (there are five, chosen by horse-trading) and self-proclaimed Great Europeans. They regard this democratic movement of self-determination un-European, populistic and out of date. A look and jump back in time and ill motivated nostalgia can indeed hamper progress and prevent modernisation. Above separatism is a progressive … Read more » “European separatism”

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It is unreasonable to talk of Europe as if it were one entity. It is not, in spite of the existence of the European Union, a free trade zone and a European currency. Europe consists of a series of sovereign and contentious nation-states. The European Union, which emerged from the European Economic Community (1957), is … Read more » “The Next 100 Years”

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