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It's the parties, stupid! NEW
The New Federalist 5 Days, 8 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Prospects for a trans-national European democracy by Jo Leinen President of the European Movement International (Wold Commerce Review june 2014) During the campaign for the 2014 European elections many parties campaigned in favour of further democrat...
Εnergy Europe, renovating the European project NEW
The New Federalist 1 Week, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Two months before the European elections the House of Europe organised on the 1st of April a debate between the representatives of political parties on environmental and energy policies. Pascal Durand, co-founder and candidate for the French Green Pa...
Italian PM Matteo Renzi to use EU Council presidency to push for less austerity NEW
The New Federalist 2 Weeks, 6 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Italy took over the six-month rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1st July, following on from Greece. In keeping with the clichés about the inefficiency of Italian public administration, the presidency started with its...
Unemployment in the Globalization Age NEW
The New Federalist 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
The 100th anniversary of WWI offers the opportunity to compare the current crisis with those occurred during the past century. The two World Wars, the great depression, fascism and nazism are aspects of the crisis of the nation-state. The 100th anniv...
Juncker: Strong Leadership for the Commission NEW
The New Federalist 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
After two decades of weak leadership, the European Commission is finally led again by a person with authority and vision. Furthermore, Juncker's selection decreased the democratic deficit of the EU and strengthened the European Parliament. For the fi...
Game, Set and Match: the European Council chooses the path of democracy and appoints Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission NEW
The New Federalist 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
At the 26 June 2014 European Summit, the European Council discussed strategic priorities for Europe in the next five years and, more importantly, took a decision on the nomination of the next President of the European Commission. This decision ends m...
The EU administration: small and efficient NEW
The New Federalist 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 8 Hours ago
At a time when European institutions are heavily criticized - particularly in the UK - for being an expensive and inefficient Leviathan, it is worth reminding a few facts on how much the EU actually costs and what it does. Eurosceptic argument: The E...
Υoung Syrian: generation exile NEW
The New Federalist 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
The question of immigration to Europe returns to the front scene at regular intervals. During the last elections in particular, Europe was described either as a strainer, or on the contrary as an open Europe. Beyond global policies, the New Federalis...
Turkey's message to the EU: We don't care NEW
The New Federalist 1 Month, 4 Days, 57 Minutes ago
The municipal elections in Turkey on 30 March manifested the political power relations of the past years. The governing Justice and Development Party AKP remains by far the strongest party in the municipal councils with 43 percent, followed by the ma...
What have we learned from the first proper European elections in Croatia? NEW
The New Federalist 1 Month, 1 Week, 7 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
These European Parliament elections were the first proper EP elections in Croatia, after Croatia's accession to the European Union. In 2013 we elected 12 MEPs and following the referendum on Croatia's accession to the EU, had our first real chance fo...
Citizens are not stupid: looking at the European Elections from the outside in NEW
The New Federalist 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Seen by an outsider, the European Elections actually looked more like a success for Europe and transnational democracy - not a failure. Let me tell you why. I do not doubt the dangers hinted at by the rise of ultra-nationalist forces in Europe or els...
Ireland European Elections Overview NEW
The New Federalist 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Ireland is used to political earthquakes lately. Since the 2011 General Election Ireland's party system has changed beyond all recognition. From being the ‘Natural Party of Government', Fianna Fáil (FF), a centrist party with populist le...
Ukraine crisis - killing Euroscepticism in Eastern Europe? NEW
The New Federalist 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Euromaidan set in motion a train of events whose great impact on the world nobody could predict. Ukraine is in turmoil, the Crimean peninsula joined the Russian Federation, the EU and the USA have started economic retaliatory attack and some even spe...
Death Lurks Offshore NEW
The New Federalist 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 9 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
For many African refugees and asylum seekers who are trafficked, David Harvey's argument in Between Space and Time: Reflections on the Geographical Imagination, about the memories of past disasters and the passing of seasons plays a crucial role in p...
It's not about them, it's about YOU NEW
The New Federalist 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Over 100 million Europeans voted for parties with Spitzenkandidaten in Sunday's elections, but David Cameron and Viktor Orbán are working behind the scenes to sabotage our democratic choice. Their contempt for European voters is breathtaking.
European governments, citizens have voted – now respect their vote! NEW
The New Federalist 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 52 Minutes ago
Only two days after the European elections, the 28 heads of state and government will meet in Brussels for an informal dinner. It is not unlikely that they will also debate who should become the president of the European Commission. After all, accord...
A call to arms, JEF has a war to win NEW
The New Federalist 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
As Europe tiptoes back towards darkness, it is important to remember that it is not only xenophobes who can work together (an irony if ever there was one!). As two of the biggest states in the EU, French and British JEFers may well be feeling sorry f...
The Euro is alive, long live the Euro! NEW
The New Federalist 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 1 Minute ago
With a few more hours left before the 2014 European elections, it is important to remind ourselves of the strength and success of one of Europe's greatest achievements: the Euro. Indeed, significant challenges remain ahead, but unlike eurosceptics, w...
Dear Britain NEW
The New Federalist 2 Months, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
European elections are less about Europe than about how Great Britain sees itself. Dear Britain, Now, it looks like D Day has come. Today you will vote for those who will represent you in the European Parliament for the next 5 years. After years of a...
European elections matter: vote! NEW
The New Federalist 2 Months, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
On the eve of the 2014 European elections, it is important to tell the truth about what Europe really stands for, and counter populist eurosceptic ideas which badly hide the nationalist hatred they actually stand for. From the 22 to 25 May: VOTE and...