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Europe is not a Foreign Affair!

By Ernst Stetter / 18 April, 2017

Last month’s celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Rome treaties was a unique opportunity for Europe to review the path of what has been achieved so far and to look for future endeavours to undertake. The purpose of today’s blog is not to comment again on this. There has...

Which powers back to the Member States?

By Martin Höpner / 23 March, 2017

With the White Paper on the Future of Europe, presented on 1 March (here), the European Commission avoids settling on a single reform concept, thus avoiding the danger of causing resistance ahead of the EU Summit in Rome and the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome. Whatever the strategic...

To celebrate the 60th Birthday

By Enrique Barón / 23 March, 2017

The best way to celebrate the 60th birthday of the Treaty of Rome is to insert it in a narrative. Treaties do not appear like mushrooms after the rain. De Gaulle said rightly that “Treaties are like roses.., they last while they last”. And this Treaty is lasting. If we...

Making Europe Great Again: The progressive way

By Anna Diamantopoulou / 19 March, 2017

As we approach the celebration of the EU’s 60th birthday, the European project has become more relevant than ever. This is not another cliché. Developments in the global scene and certain events that seemed unimaginable until recently are simply occurring on top of a financial crisis that revealed inherent weaknesses...

Five Scenarios For Europe But No Clear Positioning

By Ernst Stetter / 3 March, 2017

On Wednesday 1st March 2017, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker presented his ‘White Paper’ on the future of Europe to the European Parliament in Brussels. The White Paper presents a range of scenarios for how the European Union could evolve within the next decade(s). ‘What future do we want for...

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