New European

The NEW EUROPEAN was founded in 1988 by Sir Richard Body
and the late John Coleman. It is now being carried on by the Knud P. Pedersen Centre for
European Studies; but the focus will be the same: How can we find a way out of the deadlock of our
present situation with war, environmental degradation, increasing inequality and an ever-increasing
democratic deficit?

There is no easy answer.
But the New European was and is convinced that one important key is the issue of size. "Beyond a
given critical size, we simply cease to be masters of out fate," said Leopold Kohr and continued to
quote the sixteenth- century physician Theophrastus Paracelsus: "Everything is poison: it all
depends on the quantity." Or, as another wise person said: "Power is like muck, it should be spread
very evenly".

From this point of view it becomes vital to ask ourselves: where is Europe going? When we
say "Europe", we refer to the entire continent with its 48 nations, not to the European Union which
is aspiring to take over the name of the continent.
The new series of the journal can be downloaded from the links found below, or a compliment
printed copy will be sent on demand. The copyright of all articles belongs to the individual
authors. Editor: Luise Hemmer Pihl. Editor emer. Sir Richard Body e-mails to:
skrodhoj@gmail.com
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Spring 2016 • Vol. 25 • No 1:
Editorial

England will never fit into the European Union *
Sir Richard Body
The question is not Brexit, but Brentry *
Dr. Lee Rotherham
Something rotten in the state of Europe *
Jenny Jones
Labour supporters should Vote Leave *
Kelvin Hopkins, MP
Brexit: Statement from *
The P.M. against the EU, Denmark
Britain, do not listen to the scaremongering! *
Board of Norway’s No to the EU
What is the difference between EU membership and the EEA Agreement? *
Morten Harper
A new Europe of many circles *
Sir Richard Body
Why the Greens must resist a European federal super state *
Sir Julian Rose
What is the antimodern condition *
Dr. Peter King

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Vol. 24 • No 2 - Autumn 2015:
Editorial
Land Ownership Concentration – Now in Europe,
Luise Hemmer Pihl, page 2
Land Issues and Land Struggle in Poland,
Jadwiga Lopata, page 6
Occupy Agriculture!,
Sir Julian Rose, page 15
European Referendum – Yes to Europe,
Amelia Womack, page 21
Trade Unionists Took Message to TUC,
John Boyd, page 23
What Europe Can Learn from India,
IMD professor Amit S. Mukherjee, page 25
TTIP is not for Small Companies,
Corporate Europe Observatory, page 28
The New European. Page 31

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Volume 24 no. 1 – Spring 2015:
Editorial, page 1
Debt, Sin and Denial in Greece,
Professor Carlos A. Primo Braga, page 2
Closing the Gate on GMO and the Nefarious Transatlantic Trade
Agreement,
SirJulian Rose, page 6
Re-establishing Democracy in a Sovereign France,
David Acunzo, page 12
The European Arrest Warrant in Practice – Some Cases,
Ditte Marie Christensen, page 27
Large Scale – Advantage or Disadvantage?,
Jan Arne Bremnes, page 30
Thinking – a Criminal Act?,
Sir Julian Rose, page 32
Over the Farm Gate,
Sir Richard Body, page 36
The New European, page 37
Please note that p. 12, l.2 from bottom should be:
“for at least two decades (6,7), and the …”

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Volume 23 no 2 Winter 2014:
Editorial, page 1
Want Sustainability? Start by Leaving the EU
David Acunzo, page 2
Over the Farm Gate
Sir Richard Body, page 6
How the Conservatives Could Save Their Bacon
reviewed by John Rattray, page 8
TTIP - the Road to Wealth and Happiness?
Luise Hemmer Pihl, page 10
Nordic Social Democrats Put Their Trust in the EU Single Market
Thomas Vermes, page 16
They Come to us because here the Individual Counts
Ida Magli, page 18
Europe Deserves Better

Philip Lerulf and Jan Åke Johansson, page 20
Armand Petitjean, French Ecological Pioneer
Interviewed by Diana Schumacher, page 33
The New European, page 41

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Volume 23 no. 1 – SpringSummer 2014:
Editorial,
The EU Is Walking on Rubber Soles on Switzerland ­ Kari Gåsvatn
Norway 1814 ­1994 ­ 2014: Sovereignty and Democracy ­ Heming Olaussen
Alternatives to the EU and the EEA agreement ­ Sigbjørn Gjelsvik
Democracy Has Gone Wrong ­ Aidan Rankin
Funny Money ­ Chris Wright
GMOs, Silver Bullets and the Trap of Reductionist Thinking ­ Jonathan Foley
Gold Fever in Romania? ­ Luise Hemmer Pihl
Village Democracy ­ Reviewed by John Rattray
Over the Farm Gate ­ John Bishop

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Volume 22 no. 2 – Autumn 2013:
Editorial,
Modernizing Money − reviewed by John Rattray
The Financial Crisis − Søren Søndergaard
EU in Western Sahara: Trading Fish for Human Rights − Erik Hagen
Organic Farming: More Necessary than ever − Richard Body
Building the Future − Chris Wright
E.F. Schumacher and the 21st Century − reviewed by John Rattray
Alliance for Human Scale − Michael Breisky
Morality, Voting and Democracy − John Papworth
Over the Farm Gate − John Bishop
Letters from Europe − Dora Debeljak and Lave K. Broch


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Volume 22 no. 1 – Spring 2013:
Editorial
An Initiative for an orderly Dismantling of the Euro
A Positive response to Mr Cameron’s EU Referendum Promise – Heming Olaussen
The European Issue – a Battle about Power – Richard Body
Dead Horses Travelling all over the Single Market – Søren Søndergaard
Where the Political Powers Reign and Hide – Staffan Dahllöf
Forty Years on – the Legacy of E.F. Schumacher – Diana Schumacher
The Perils of Giantism – John Papworth
Social Trust and Social Capital – Luise Hemmer Pihl
A Superpower Dominates Governments – Louis Even
Future Money – Reviewed by John Rattray
The New European – Luise Hemmer Pihl
Editorial

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Volume 21 no 2 – Autumn 2012:
Editorial
EuropeanSuperstate: One Step Closer or Imminent Collapse? - Sir Julian Rose
The First Great Victory Seen 40 Years Later. What Next? - Heming Olaussen
You Have Two Cows -Frances Hutchinson
50: The Limit to Our Liberty - Ida Magli
A Sell-off of Italy's Public Property Would Be Suicidal and Irresponsible - Magdi Christiano Allam
Leopold Kohr and the Limits to Complexity - Michael Breisky
Leopold Kohr and the European Union - Sir Richard Body
John Seymour's legacy - Beyond the Thunderbox! - William Sutherland
Green Philosophy - How to Think Seriously about the Planet - Reviewed by John Rattray
The First Principle of Democracy - G. K. Chesterton
The New European

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Volume 21 no. 1 – Spring 2012:
Editorial: Mrs Merkel’s Threat of War A good question for modern democracies - James Robertson
Banks have forgotten where they came from - Lars Pehrson
The new Duma - Ida Magli
Poland’s premier is leading his country into a new slavery - Sir Julian Rose
Boom, Bust, Crunch: Is there an Islamic solution? - Haitham al-Haddad and Tarek el-Diwany Transaction tax and the EU - Søren Søndergaard
Financial collapse and the reversal to the local - Sir Julian
Heroes and murderers – can we see them as two sides of the same coin? - Uri Avnery
Aims of Gush Shalom – Israel’s peace movement
Israel and Palestine - John Papworth
The New European - Luise Hemmer Pihl


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Volume 20 – SUMMER 2011:
Editorial: The European Union must put an injustice right
Divide and rule in Palestine - David Cronin
The EU and Israel: The Union’s double standard - Morten Harper
Sustainable agriculture and the European Union: are they compatible - Sir Julian Rose
The European Union: a projecy without a people - Luise Hemmer Pihl
The dictatorship of the bankers - professor Ida Magli interviewed
What makes a nation? - Robert Henderson
The lesson from Fukushima - Peter David Pedersen
Finland needs an independence party - Antti Pesonen
The New European - Luise Hemmer Pihl

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