Kai Weiss
Kai Weiss
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Kai Weiss is a Research Fellow at the Austrian Economics Center and Board Member of the Hayek Institute.
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The EU Wants to Promote European Values – but Which Ones?

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,…

Why Judeo-Christian Principles?

Why Judeo-Christian Principles?

This article is part of the series "The Future of Europe". Click here to get to all other articles.   In the last article, we took a quick starting look at what Europe even is. I said that it’s not only a geographical area, Europe is instead also defined by its common history and values, and then suggested nine principles that are reasons why Europe has such a rich and…

What is Europe?

What is Europe?

This article is part of the series "The Future of Europe". Click here to get to all other articles.   After having established a clear difference between Europe and the European Union in the previous article of this so far rather slow moving (sorry for that) series on "The Future of Europe," and having ended the article with the controversial claim that…

Christmas and the Birth of Christ

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…

The EU and Europe Are Not the Same

The EU and Europe Are Not the Same

This article is part of the series "The Future of Europe". Click here to get to all other articles.   This series of articles I’m writing is called “The Future of Europe.” In my introductory post, though, I wrote almost exclusively about the crises the EU is facing at the moment. For many readers, this won't seem to be a problem at first – and, as we…

The Future of Europe

The Future of Europe

As Nicholas Bouchet from the German Marshall Fund has written in March, to “say that countries or institutions stand at a crossroads is often to use an overwrought cliché. In 2017, however, it is no exaggeration that Europeans face choices and challenges that are momentous, and could be existential.” It is the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, the year in which Great…

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