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Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany | 05/05/2014

Juli Zeh calls for a pan-European data protection law

Since the digital revolution does not stop at national borders, the regulations that enforce data protection must also be supranational, author and data protection activist Juli Zeh writes in the conservative daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: "An institution with the necessary legislative and political leverage for this is the European Union. Unfortunately this fact is hardly recognised. ... While not only the citizens but also many politicians believe they must look on passively at the side effects of the information age for lack of any realistic options, a bill has long existed which demonstrates that concerted action is possible. Provided there's a will, that is. I'm talking about the General Data Protection Regulation that was presented by the European Commission in January 2012. ... On election day [May 25] we must finally take action against the collateral damage inflicted by the age of communication. The longer Berlin does nothing, the more urgent it will be for us to direct our concerns and demands to Brussels."

Le Monde - France | 26/08/2008

Antimilitarism in Germany

German author Juli Zeh discusses German antimilitarism In Le Monde newspaper: "Anyone in Germany who wants to write a book or shoot a film about the army has to opt for humour. The screenplay should not be too dramatic, and the end must not be too tragic! ... The American G.I. ... represents the fantastically-equipped superpower. The German private, by contrast, is always a comedian. Why? Because satire is the only way we have of understanding the military in today's Germany. For the large majority of artists, writers and intellectuals, the army remains taboo. ... When I was at school, antimilitarism was de rigeur. ... Only dummkopfs did military service. ... Anyone who went to grammar school was an 'intellectual', and anyone considered an intellectual was a Leftist, and being a Leftist meant being against the army. ... I have now passed the age when it is enough just to be for world peace. In contrast to when I was at school, and after visiting Bosnia, I can no longer see any sense in fulminating against the army, which is ultimately a constitutional institution, and a tragic one at that. Which does not mean I think all foreign deployments are immune to criticism."

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