A Fistful of Euros is a Webzine and Weblog. Its purpose â€“ 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 â€œtaggedâ€ 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 â€œpro Europeanâ€, 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.