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In 42’s Nutshell, Vol. 1

News. News. News. With Brexit, the election of a new European parliament and ever new interesting remarks by Washington’s politician No. 1 that reach us on a daily basis, who still has time to check out news coverage on climate change? Sure, we know the basics: rising sea levels, limited time to react and most recently, the Fridays for Future movement that brings these topics loudly to our doorstep. But there is so much more.

The 42 best reasons to cast your vote this EU-election

  All the posters and campaign ads have notified you for weeks, but now it is actually happening: the 2019 European elections kicked off yesterday. While the Spitzenkandidaten are still campaigning in several European countries, we already know the result in the Netherlands. On Sunday, it is Germany’s turn and our 42_deepthought blog team, too, will go to the polls. As passionate Europeans, we thought of our 42 favorite reasons, why you could join us. What is your motivation for casting your vote these days? Get in touch and tell us about them via twitter, instagram or facebook.   You make the difference. It is just a simple cost-benefit calculation. It’s a small cross for you, a giant leap for… Well, you know. Btw. refusing to vote out of protest is not really a thing. There is no record of it. Voting is a privilege, not a burden. We are all damn lucky to have the right to vote. Every vote counts. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE So: Make election turnout great again! Democracy, like the European …

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Gianis Varoufakis im 42-Gespräch zur Europawahl

Gianis Varoufakis und die EU haben ein gespaltenes Verhältnis zueinander. Als griechischer Finanzminister war er 2015 ein strikter Gegner der Sparmaßnahmen gegen das Mittelmeerland. Heute tritt er für eine pro-europäische transnationale Partei bei der Europawahl an – und will die EU-Insitutionen radikal reformieren. Im Interview spricht er über seine Pläne für Europa, übers Sparen und Reparationsforderungen.