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Is a Paneuropean Empire the Answer for Europe?

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Blogger: Kai Weiss
Is a Paneuropean Empire the Answer for Europe?

Reflecting on Karl Habsburg’s Europe, Liberty, and Geopolitics Speech When a royal figure speaks about our future, one listens. This was certainly the case in past centuries, but it is still true today in an age when most kingdoms have vanished from the world. And so it was naturally the case that more than 150 guests at the Hayek Days, which took place in Vienna this year, hung on…

Bill Wirtz: Preview on the EU Elections

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Blogger: Kai Weiss
Bill Wirtz: Preview on the EU Elections

On May 22, days before the European elections, Bill Wirtz, a regular contributor of Values4Europe, visited Vienna and sat down with Kai Weiss to discuss what could happen from May 23 to 26, when Europeans will be heading to the voting booth. At the forefront of the discussion was quickly the potential rise of right-wing forces. “More than a third of the MEPs could be skeptical of the…

The EU Wants to Promote European Values – but Which Ones?

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Blogger: Kai Weiss
The EU Wants to Promote European Values – but Which Ones?

The big EU budget debate, started by last month’s first proposal by the Commission for the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), going from 2021 to 2027, is now fully ongoing, with all phases of the EU, from Parliament to member states to the Commission, discussing how the future budget should look like, what should be financed by how much, where you get the money from, and,…

Christmas and the Birth of Christ

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Blogger: Kai Weiss
Christmas and the Birth of Christ

I heard the bells on Christmas day Their old familiar carols play, And wild and sweet the words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And thought how, as the day had come, The belfries of all Christendom Had rolled along the unbroken song Of peace on earth, good-will to men! … And in despair I bowed my head; “There is no peace on earth,” I said; “For hate is…

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