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Facing Europe’s Crisis of Alienation and Mistrust

The European Union won’t resolve its many problems until elites begin to listen and talk to regular people.

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How Will Today’s Aging Voters Shape Tomorrow’s Democracies?

Amid a series of divisive political campaigns, media depictions of the young as idealistic and full of hope and the elderly as fearful and nostalgic are remarkably common. But is this actually the case?

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In a Time of Turmoil, a Path to Roma Self-Determination

Despite facing unprecedented crises today, Roma communities can draw on their collective strength and shared history to wrest control of their own futures.

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Why Europe Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Inequality

A new report sheds light on the driving forces behind the rising wealth gap. Left unaddressed, the divide won’t just affect those at the bottom; it will mean a more fractious and unstable future for all.

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EU Plan on Migration Will Only Give North Africans More Reason to Flee

Bolstering authoritarian regimes risks further human rights violations and populations more determined to escape.

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How a Holocaust Commemoration Can Be a Starting Point for Today’s Roma Advocacy

When a critical mass of Roma citizens learn their history, they can forge their own sense of identity—and use it to inform their activism.