It was the early spring of 1957, when a group of smartly dressed gentlemen were sitting at a table in Rome. After a long day of meetings, the gentlemen signed a document that laid the foundation for the future European Union: the Treaty of Rome. Most ideas that originated there have been made reality over […]
The EU’s current approach to enlargement reflects ethical positions that are seemingly promoting a utilitarian, meritocratic and deontological understanding of European integration. But what if the flaws the EU and Western Balkans currently face in their relationship had to do with more these ethics of enlargement than the accession methodology itself? We Europeans take pride […]
The proclamation of European social rights at the Gothenburg summit of EU leaders in 2017, is a significant social policy milestone for the Union.
On 25 March Rome will host representatives from the 28 member states as they convene to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. Many heads of state will be in attendance. This is the time to reaffirm our need for a strong Europe, a Europe that is powerful, supportive and effective in order […]