THE QUESTION

After Ireland voted down EU reforms last week, we're left wondering: Is the EU unraveling?

Posted by Fareed Zakaria and Lauren Keane on June 16, 2008 10:20 AM

FROM THE PANEL

Nikos Konstandaras is managing editor and a columnist of Kathimerini, the leading Greek morning daily. He is also the founding editor of Kathimerini’s English Edition, which is published as a supplement to The International Herald Tribune in Greece, Cyprus and Albania. He worked as a correspondent for The Associated Press from 1989 to 1997 before joining the Greek press and has reported from many countries in the region.

Defend Europe Now

Put aside your egos, leaders: defend the EU or watch it erode.

Posted by Nikos Konstandaras Athens, Greece | 105 COMMENTS
Jun 18, 2008 at 9:20 AM
Carlos Alberto Montaner is a Cuban-born writer, journalist, and former professor. He is one of the most influential and widely-read columnists in the Spanish-language media, syndicated in dozens of publications in Latin America, Spain and the United States. He is also vice president of the Liberal International, a London-based federation devoted to the defense of democratic values and the promotion of the market economy. He has written more than twenty books, including Journey to the Heart of Cuba; How and Why Communism Disappeared; Liberty, the Key to Prosperity; and the novels A Dog's World and 1898: The Plot. He is now based in Madrid, Spain.

No Such Thing As Europeans

The inhabitants of the Old World still have not shown anything resembling a common soul, and probably never will.

Posted by Carlos Alberto Montaner Madrid, Spain | 54 COMMENTS
Jun 16, 2008 at 10:14 AM
Dr. Ali Ettefagh serves as a director of Highmore Global Corporation, an investment company in emerging markets of Eastern Europe, CIS, and the Middle East. He is the co-author of several books on trade conflict, resolution of international trade disputes, conflicts in letters of credit, trade-related banking transactions, sovereign debt, arbitration and dispute resolutions and publications specific to the oil and gas, communication, aviation and finance sectors. Dr. Ettefagh is a member of the executive committee and the board of directors of The Development Foundation, an advisor to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, and an advisor to a number of European companies. Dr. Ettefagh speaks Persian (Farsi), English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and Turkish.

Logic Shall Overcome Emotions

The EU has proven to be a historic leap in trust of one’s neighbors and yesterday’s enemies and, for the time being, the best living example of a triumph of will over fears.

Posted by Ali Ettefagh Tehran, Iran | 4 COMMENTS
Jun 16, 2008 at 10:13 AM
Miklós Vámos is a Hungarian novelist, screenwriter and talk show host. He is one of the most read and respected writers in his native Hungary. He has taught at Yale University on a Fulbright fellowship, served as The Nation’s East European correspondent, worked as consultant on the Oscar-winning film Mephisto, and presented Hungary’s most-watched cultural television show. Vámos has received numerous awards for his plays, screenplays, novels and short stories, including the Hungarian Merit Award for lifetime achievement. The Book of Fathers is considered his most accomplished novel and has sold 200,000 copies in Hungary.

Irish Vote Won't Throw EU Off Track

The results of the referendum in Ireland only show that people in a small country like to pull on the mustache of the lion.

Posted by Miklos Vamos Budapest, Hungary | 6 COMMENTS
Jun 16, 2008 at 10:12 AM

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