• My story with Volt

    It's hard to believe it has already been a year. I can still smell the noodle from the Chinese restaurant when Andrea told me his idea of creating a pan-European party for the very first time. I can still hear the sound of Damian drawing an org ch...

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  • Colombe's 1st anniversary blog

    A personal history of Volt Exactly one year ago, we launched Volt (see “The battle for our future”, “Salvation at your doorstep: why we desperately need Volt”). In honour of its first anniversary, let me take you on a short journey retracing the ...

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  • Damian's 1st anniversary blog

    When Andrea invited me for a lunch to discuss his newest ideas, I never thought it would result in such a drastic change for me. In fact, I just thought it would result in a free lunch. But, you know what they say: there is no such thing as a free...

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  • Andrea's 1st anniversary blog

    1 year ago, minutes before the launch of Volt, I was sitting in an anonymous university cafè, nervous as I had never been before. Sitting at my table was Damian – back then a friend I convinced to help me in return for a free lunch, and now Volt’s...

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  • Volt 1st anniversary

    --- One year has passed since Volt started... so we, Colombe, Andrea and Damian, reflected a bit on what happened since we first started. It was a cold winter day in 2017... --- Andrea's 1st anniversary blog 1 year ago, minutes before the launch o...

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  • The counterproductivity of the terms race and racism

    Volt strives to ensure that no one is discriminated against, or subject to violence, based on ethnicity, national origin, descent and/or skin colour. Despite existing legislation, prejudice, unequal treatment and social exclusion are still part of...

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  • A new political party, and a new wave of extremism?

    Following the incorporation of Volt Deutschland in Hamburg and  a long Sunday night watching the Italian elections until late, I felt two strong contrasting emotions. On the one hand, the privilege of witnessing the founding of our first national ...

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  • Margrethe Vestager: The Volt Interview

    Some have called her ‘the most powerful woman in Brussels’. Now famous for fining Google $2.7 billion and finding that Apple owed the Irish state $14.5 billion in unpaid taxes, Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has brought a new dynamism...

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  • Seeing the Bigger Picture (Part 3)

    This is the third and final part of the "Seeing the Bigger Picture" series by Louis Drounau, a journey through history that shows how a more united Europe would benefit us all (read the first two parts here and here). In this final article, Louis ...

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  • The Future of Work

    Work and Labour markets are changing dramatically. Digitalization, globalization, and demographic changes are transforming their nature. This offers challenges and opportunities for Europe, but and sure we all experience growing polarization and d...

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