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A Fistful of Euros is a Webzine and Weblog. Its purpose – as well as that of the other afoe-family blogs – is to provide a venue for informed commentary on European politics and culture from a pan-European perspective. We are writing about important developments from NATO to UEFA, from the EU to Eurovision. The “tagged” version of the last sentence might read like this – European politics, economics, culture, and current events, demography, literature, sports.

There are currently fifteen member-authors contributing to afoe who reside in nine European countries. We occasionally invite writers we appreciate to contribute as guest writers. Our contributors are keen observers of socio-economic developments, both on a European and a national level, who, in addition to their determination to contribute to an informed debate in the nascent European public sphere, have backgrounds in political journalism, audio-visual media, judicial advisory, think tanks, or academia.

We can not be positioned according to the common criteria and labels used to describe American politics and the (blogospherical) coverage thereof. While we could be generally described as “pro European”, we believe in the merit of informed debate regardless of the origin of a valid argument.

In addition to writing, we’ve also arranged the Satin Pajama European Weblog Awards since 2005.

A Fistful Of Euros was nominated for a Bloggie (Best Group Blog 2005), a Deutsche Welle Bob (Best English Weblog 2006), and a Koufax Award. We have been cited in several online and offline newspapers and magazines, among others, Foreign Policy Magazine and the Sunday Times.

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  2. Dear Sir, Dear Madam,

    We would like to inform you about an ambitious initiative launched by EuropaNova, a French NGO and Friends of Europe, a Brussels-based think tank: the 40 under 40 programme, a European Young Leaders programme developed to federate a new generation of opinion leaders across Europe.
     
    Among the many challenges that Europe faces today is the absence of a collective vision. It is one of the main obstacles to an effective and sustainable system of governance, as well as stable and harmonious societies. The 40 under 40 programme wants to fill this gap by bringing together some of the most talented individuals from across the continent, capable of forging the type of vision that is currently missing. Each year, forty young leaders from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds will be invited to participate in two three-day seminars. They will become ambassadors with a new vision, which can counter the re-emergence of nationalism and provide with inspiration for a European renewal.
     
    You will find below and attached some detailed information about it. You can also visit our website and take a look at the nice video clip on the home page:  www.40under40.eu

    The clip is also available on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM1OrXrAMrk
     
    We would be delighted to give you more information about this initiative, organize interviews with our team and the “young leaders”, and if you want to put a link to our website, it would be great !
     
    Don’t hesitate to contact us.
     
    Thomas Houdaille, Secretary General of EuropaNova
    Tel: +33 661 033 090 – email: thomas@europanova.eu

  3. Dear Sir/Madam,

    Lithuania has an honour to hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2013, the European Year of Citizens. The year was dedicated to raising awareness of the rights that EU citizenship entails, fostering civic engagement in the EU and encouraging the dialogue between all levels of government, civil society and business.

    We kindly invite one blogger from yout blog to take part in the “European Year of Citizens 2013 Closing Conference” which will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania, on the 12th-13th December 2013.

    For more information please contact me by email.

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