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The Future of Europe

EUROPE: MODERN TIMES recently visited the European Parliament in Strasbourg, and met one of the founders of the Conference on the Future of Europe – where the following topics have been discussed: democratic values, climate change, social justice and job security, human rights, European defense and digital transformation. This is the basis for ORIENTERING this time, as we on the following pages have asked a number of Norwegian opinion leaders about much of the same. And here with Daniel Freund, who is a member of the party Die Grünen in Germany, we could not help but talk about climate.

ON THE BASIS OF KNOWLEDGE: The possibilities of the Citizens' Assembly

INNOVATION: What are "civic assemblies" as political tools? They are now used to ensure a universal consensus and propose solutions that everyone will perceive as meaningful – even in times of crisis.

Australia is burning

INFERNO DOWN UNDER: Like the world's tornadoes and floods, Australia's fires have been named over the years. Now we could call them 'eternal fires'. Could the unimaginable tragedies we are witnessing be the start of a brighter future for Australia? 

"Our existence depends on changing our growth and consumption habits"

THE WOMAN OF CHANGE: MODERN TIMES talks this time with experienced Sandrine Dixson-Declève about sustainable growth and green development. She is now the leader of the European Commission's expert group for research and innovation.