On the Death of Siegfried Lenz ? ?You have to justify your life?

Siegfried Lenz, one of the great writers of German post-war literature is dead. He died on 7 October 2014, surrounded by his family. He was 88 years old.... more more

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Hijacking Galicia

Wednesday 6 August, 2008

Galicia might be a Ukrainian myth but this is no reason to try to thwart Ukraine's bid to join the European Union. Even its failure to fulfill the Copenhagen criteria would not be enough to eliminate it from the running. The EU's problem is its own crisis, argues Sonja Margolina.
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The German veto on Ukraine

Monday 7 July, 2008

Author Martin Pollack issues a rebuttal of Richard Wagner's arguments against Ukraine's EU bid, accusing him of Western bias and ignorance. If we follow his line of thought, even Italy has no place in the European Union.
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Why Ukraine has no place in the EU

Wednesday 11 June, 2008

Advocates of Ukrainian democracy are motivated by old desires for independence from Moscow and, now that political autonomy has been achieved, by the need to get under the protective umbrella of Nato and the EU. From an objective point view, though, there are plenty of arguments against Ukraine turning its back on Russia. By Richard Wagner (Photo: Lothar Deus)
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Time to go down to the cellar

Monday 10 December, 2007

Since the 19th century Ukrainians have been dreaming of a return to the paradise lost of Europe. But Ukraine's rich and painful history remains a blank spot in the European collective consciousness, or a mighty underground river flowing out of Europe's cellar, littered with corpses. By Oksana Zabuzhko
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The Kiev simulacrum

Thursday 12 April, 2007

After the "Orange Revolution" in Ukraine, the "Blue camp" is now trying to pull off a cheap copy. But Ukrainians are reacting calmly to the happenings on Independence Square. By Oksana Zabuzhko
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Europe - my neurosis

Tuesday 21 March, 2006

Ukranian author Yuri Andrukhovych was recipient of this year's Leipzig Book Prize for European Understanding. Andrukhovych's acceptance speech, in which he expresses deep gratitude for the distinction and deeper sorrow that European understanding remains an unattained goal, caused a minor furore.
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The Stanislau Phenomenon

Monday 6 February, 2006

How the Western Ukrainian provincial nest of Ivano-Frankivsk turned into a thriving literary metropolis and multicultural frontier between East and West. By Holger Gemba
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The carnival continues

Monday 7 November, 2005

Ukrainian poet and playwright Yuri Andrukhovych talks to Barbara Burckhardt about his new play "Orpheus, Illegal", the Orange Revolution, euphoria, disillusionment and Bubabu.
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The first corporate revolution

Tuesday 1 March, 2005

The Ukrainian revolution was chic: hipness replaced the mustiness of bearded demonstrators. And the idea of giving the revolution a colour, like a product, was a total success. The Ukraine has witnessed its first 'corporate revolution'. By Ulrich Schmid
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