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I think the only way to give the European project a new start is to create political movements/structures at European level. These movements/structures must be able to propose a common project for Europe. These movements/structures cannot be built on the model of national parties: so far, the attempts to do so (like the European Socialist Party or as far as I know, the Greens) have failed. On the other hand, they cannot be just loose networks (there are already numbers of them) because they should be able to promote a European political framework.  

It is an important issue to be discussed on European Tribune, as well as Whataboutbob's
Creating A New Left Economic Manifesto.

We should make these issues (and some others) permanent threads. Is it possible to create permanent threads?  

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Wed Aug 3rd, 2005 at 05:43:04 PM EST
I'm working on putting together a wiki for the site as well as a "live issues" box like the recommended diaries one (maybe).
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Aug 3rd, 2005 at 06:06:01 PM EST
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I think it's a good idea. Scoop is a very powerful tool, but the way it is used makes us mix diaries which have not the same timescale: some are focused on news, some are (often very nice) chats, but some require a more sustained reflection. I am sure creating live issues will allow us to have exciting and fruitful exchanges.

We will probably need to make regular synthesis when the list of posts becomes too long but, so far, on Eurotrib, the rhythm is steady enough for us not to worry about that...  

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Wed Aug 3rd, 2005 at 06:28:30 PM EST
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I agree with this, it's something I wanted to bring up: how to keep the important discussions alive? Especially since we've seen recently that searching past diaries isn't necessarily easy...
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Aug 4th, 2005 at 01:59:12 AM EST
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I've added a google site search to the right-hand bar. I find it easier to find things that way.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Aug 4th, 2005 at 08:43:30 AM EST
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