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March 2015
Institutional Affairs

100 posts
Avis aux amateurs : la Commission rendra coup pour coup NEW
Bruxelles2 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) Jean-Claude Juncker connait tous les gimmick de la bonne communication. Face à la presse, ce mercredi, pour ce qui est sa première prestation en tant que président de la Commission européenne, il en a jou&eacu...
New European Commission: "Citizenship" is now placed under "Justice and Home Affairs" NEW
DARE Network 4 Months, 2 Days, 6 Minutes ago
"Last but not least, I have decided to place Citizenship under the responsibility of Dimitris Avramopoulos Commissioner in charge of Migration and Home Affairs – issues, very close to the heart of Europe's citizens – who will work in clos...
Week in Bloggingportal: Exercises in Democracy NEW
bloggingportal.eu 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 9 Minutes ago
   BY CC FutUndBeidl   It may be a year until the European elections, but with Croatia joining the EU in July, Croats are heading to the polls today to elect their representatives to the European Parliament. It’s not been the bes...
Ecfin Sits Next To The King NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 2 Years, 1 Week, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
The 800 or so officials of the European Commission's economic affairs division have been moved to Schuman, reflecting their new-found importance in the EU bureaucracy.
Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur le salaire des eurocrates sans jamais oser le demander NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Après la polémique qu’a suscitée mon article sur les fonctionnaires européens dans le landernau bruxellois, voici les salaires et avantages divers dont jouissent les fonctionnaires, agents temporaires et contractuels européens....
EU Commission's translation and information breakdown NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 2 Months, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
My latest articles in English about the Commission's ”copyright reform” and regarding the Digital Agenda review revealed an unprecedented breakdown of translation services for citizens and the collapse of systematic posting of COM documents on Eu...
Faktencheck mit Borg NEW
Lost in EUrope 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 10 Minutes ago
Bekommt ein EU-Kommissar, der nicht zurücktreten wollte, einen Nachfolger, den niemand haben will? Über diese Frage beugt sich am Mittwoch das Europaparlament. Die Abgeordneten müssen entscheiden, ob sie Gesundheitskommissar Dalli durch den maltes...
Towards a European Party System? NEW
The EUDO Café 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Dimitri Almeida Amidst what is arguably the most severe crisis the European Union had to face in recent memory, we tend to overlook crucial dynamics in the transformation of the European polity. The sovereign debt crisis and the rising scepticism o...
où va l'Europe ? NEW
L'Europe et.... moi 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
A l'occasion d'une grande conférence (mardi 6 novembre) sur les 20 ans du marché unique européen à Bercy, Jacques Delors, ancien président de la Commission européenne rappelle les propos de Jean Monnet : l'Europe avance dans les crises.
Eine Antwort auf Daniel Cohn-Bendit und Guy Verhofstadt NEW
Treffpunkt Europa 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Daniel Cohn-Bendit und Guy Verhofstadt haben „Für Europa! Ein Manifest“ veröffentlicht. Die beiden Föderalisten fordern den europäischen Bundesstaat. Ihr Anliegen ist gut und ihre Antworten sind pragmatisch. Doch für die alten Schwächen des...
Les Jeunes Radicaux de Gauche souhaitent un saut fédéraliste pour l'Europe NEW
Le Taurillon 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Le Taurillon donne la parole aux Jeunes Radicaux de Gauche (JRG). Ils appellent le Président Hollande et les dirigeants européens à entrer dans l'Histoire : oui au saut fédéraliste ! Nombre de nos compatriotes européens ont été attentifs à l...
Are Leaders Born or Are They Made? NEW
German Marshall Fund Blog 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Fall 2012 American Marshall Memorial Fellow Megan Owen observes that effective global leaders are both born and made.
Nowotny Opens a Can Of Worms With Comments on ECB Votes NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 1 Minute ago
Today is Election Day in the U.S., but European Central Bank Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny seems more concerned with who’s voting at the ECB.
Europe’s Regional Revolts NEW
The EUDO Café 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Article by Ana Palacio, published on Project-Syndicate.org, on November 5, 2012 In both Catalonia and Scotland, calls for independence are growing once again – an indication of conditions not only in Spain and the United Kingdom, but in the Europea...
Le MES et l'UE : soigner le mal par le mal NEW
Le Taurillon 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Le 16 et 17 décembre 2010 à la suite de la crise grecque, les chefs d'Etats des entités de l'Union européenne ont décidé de créer Le MES : Mécanisme européen de Stabilité soit l'Union des dettes. Cette institution intergouvernementale, ratt...
Europe and the USA – what should the EU do, and what not? NEW
State under construction 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Mr. Barroso`s September speech, the State of the Union in which he notoriously referred to “a federation of nation states,” has stirred up quite a bit of commotion. Legislators know that when politicians speak about a “confederation...
Online: EU-Vertrag – Die konsolidierte deutsche Fassung NEW
Heimat✔ P.olitik✔ M.enschen✔ 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Diese Textausgabe enthält die konsolidierte Fassung des Vertrags über die Europäische Union und des Vertrags über die Arbeitsweise der Europäischen Union sowie der dazugehörigen Protokolle und Anhänge mit den Änderungen aufgrund des am 13. De...
Comunidad El Pais » europe@s » Ideas for the future of Europa NEW
lacomunidad.elpais.com, 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Un Exécutif politique pour l'UE NEW
Robert Toulemon 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 4 Minutes ago
Platier, 5 novembre. L'une des causes principales de faiblesse de l'UE est l'absence d'un Exécutif politique reconnu à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur. Le saut fédéral nécessaire pour assurer la pérennité de la monnaie unique et au delà celle...
Der europäische Bundesstaat: Das Grundgesetz hätte nichts dagegen NEW
Verfassungsblog 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 25 Minutes ago
Seit dem Lissabon-Urteil des Bundesverfassungsgerichts ist die Vorstellung in der Welt, dass das Grundgesetz der Bundesrepublik Deutschland verbiete, in einen europäischen Bundesstaat einzutreten. Wer das glaubt, muss aber die Frage beantworten, wie...
"Citizens have the rights to..." Social welfare defending EU Citizens' lack of interest in their political sytem NEW
Citizen-E - my opinion on Europe 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
It seems as if there is not much sense in discussing the topic of Citizens' duties in times of duties. To whom ever I talk I just here: Citizens have the rights to,... Yes, citizens have the right. "Citizens have," as one person stated today during a...
Domstolsformand: Euro-afstemning i Letland NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
NYT FRA EU-FRONTEN: Fornanden for den lettiske forfatnngsdomstol mener, at Letland skal have folkeafstemning om tilslutning til euroen, som 59 pct. at letterne siger nej til i seneste meningsmåling - Nyheder / Folkeafstemning, Euro, Søren Søn...
Interviu | Nicolas Vadot: "Saltul federalist trebuie făcut acum" | Blog NEW
Ochiul Europei 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Militant european convins, desenatorul franco-britanic este unul dintre cei mai prolifici apărători de subiecte europene – şi unul dintre preferaţii Presseurop. În timpul trecerii sale la Festivalul ziarului Internazionale, partener a...
The Centripetal Theory of Governance: A Borderless Union NEW
European Student Think Tank 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Many articles have been written from different sources on European crisis and its origins, but most of them base their arguments on personal standpoints derived from financial news and officials’ speeches. What we see is two distant authorities’...
Conference: “The Challenge of Non-Territorial Autonomy” on 9-10 November in Belfast NEW
ECMI InfoChannel 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) and partners are preparing for the multidisciplinary conference this weekend. A draft programme of 'The Challenges of Non-Territorial Autonomy' is now available. Continue reading →Source: ECMI InfoChan...
eurolocal 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Participaran: Sra. Carme Colomina, periodista. Cap d’internacional del diara ARA i investigadora associada per temes europeus del CIDOB, Sr. Alex Muns, historiador. Professor d’Integració Europea de l’Escola Superior de Comerç Internacion...
How Tony Blair could be elected President of Europe. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Tony Blair recently made a speech (here) where he spoke about the need for a directly elected President of Europe. Not surprisingly, as soon as he made the speech, the usual suspects made their remarks about how Blair was pretty much advocating a job...
Seeing small in the age of European federalism NEW
Foreign Policy Association - EU at 50 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Europe has been these last couple years at the forefront of world media. First, the Eurocrisis and its domestic impacts have been over studied and analyzed. Second, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the EU creating a...
Barroso's State of the Union address: “Europe must remain united” NEW
The Euros 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
The President of the European Commission gave an address on the State of the European Union on 12th September - 1. News focus / European Commission...
Das Drama des überzeugten Europäers NEW
Lost in EUrope 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 15 Minutes ago
Mitten in der schlimmsten EU-Krise ist ein heftiger Streit zwischen überzeugten Europäern und Euroskeptikern entbrannt. In der “Zeit” werfen sich der Europaabgeordnete D. Cohn-Bendit und der Soziologe U. Beck auf der einen und Politikch...
Political Europe, with rockets. NEW
A Fistful of Euros 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 56 Minutes ago
Something that has been interesting me recently is the surprising resilience of political Europe. It’s not supposed to work this way – economic integration was meant to pull the continent together into ever-closer union, and the imperativ...
No need for a more democratic Europe! NEW
Citizen-E - my opinion on Europe 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 57 Minutes ago
When reading the news every day I stumble upon the demands of different stakeholders and civil society agencies, bloggers as well journalists who say that the European democracy is at risk and that Europe is undemocratic. As matter of fact there is n...
Osons fragmenter l'Europe ! NEW
Euros du Village 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 6 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Si les résultats du dernier Sommet européen du 18 octobre ont été si décevants, c'est qu'il ne s'y est rien dit de substantiel ou de problématique. En effet, les sujets les plus controversés (budget, renforcement de la discipline budgétaire,...
Alexander Hamilton - L'aspect de structure du fédéralisme NEW
Le Taurillon 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Hamilton occupe une place de choix dans le fédéralisme. Confronté avec la création de la première fédération continentale, il a inventé et découvert en même temps les éléments institutionnels du fédéralisme et son aspect de structure. L...
Carton rouge à Martin Schulz NEW
Le Taurillon 2 Years, 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 11 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Le 19 septembre dernier, le président du Parlement européen, Martin Schulz, a participé à un débat organisé par l'Université libre de Bruxelles et l'Institut d'Études européennes, en présence de deux porte-paroles politiques belges, Didier...
A multispeed EU with a core group & Goodbye Britain NEW
kielspratineurope 2 Years, 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 20 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Crisis has shown the real European face Hard to admit but the European Union has to face reality finally to shape its very own future. The financial crisis in the EU put solidarity to a test and showed that you cannot rely on a common European spirit...
Les Etats contre la démocratie européenne NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 2 Years, 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 22 Hours ago
La zone euro n’a jamais brillé par son fonctionnement démocratique, notamment depuis le début de la crise. Désormais, elle ne cherche même plus, au minimum, à préserver les formes. Alors...
E.U. Directives: Applicability to American Federalism NEW
The Worden Report 2 Years, 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 23 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Far from having gone off the court to an easy retirement in the Bahamas, U.S. Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens found a calling in advocating the addition of four words to the U.S. constitution, here put in italics: “The laws of the United St...
Editorial de Nea say de Eulogos n° 126. L’Europe est de retour ? Mais de grâce un peu de simplicité : un super Etat européen n’est pas nécessaire .Pas encore ! NEW
Mieux connaître vos droits en Europe 2 Years, 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 29 Minutes ago
Les avancées sont réelles, mais on ne peut affirmer que la crise a vu sa dynamique totalement enrayée. La fragmentation financière de la zone euro est toujours là, la récession est toujours là et menace d’autres pays, les tensions politiques...
„Die EU ist die coolste aller Höllen auf Erden“ NEW
Treffpunkt Europa 2 Years, 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Robert Menasses visionäre Auseinandersetzung mit der Zukunft des europäischen Projekts besitzt große intellektuelle Sprengkraft aber wenig politikpraktische Relevanz – und ist gerade deswegen unbedingt lesenswert! - Analyse / Föderalismus...
Sacred cows NEW
Schöpflin iroda 2 Years, 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Are there sacred cows in democratic politics? Ideas, institutions, procedures that may not be questioned, criticised or challenged? The answer is yes, however surprising that may be, seeing that democracy is the grandchild of the Enlightenment and th...
Risques de fragmentation en Europe NEW
Nouvelles d'Europe 2 Years, 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
L'article premier du traité de Lisbonne, rappelle l’objectif de l’Europe d’une « union sans cesse plus étroite entre les peuples de l'Europe ». Cet objectif est actuellement mis à mal pas l’apparition de mouvements qui prônent l’a...
Strasbourg sans parlement, et alors ? NEW
Le Taurillon 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Hour, 33 Minutes ago
L'immense majorité obtenue le 23 octobre pour le rassemblement en un siège unique des activités du Parlement européen menace le maintien de l'institution à Strasbourg. La campagne « Single Seat » suscite la colère des eurodéputés alsaciens...
Democrazia diretta, democrazia europea e nuove tecnologie NEW
Eurobull 2 Years, 4 Months, 9 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Commento agli articoli Democrazia diretta? No: democrazia europea e Il volto della democrazia europea I due articoli di Michele Ballerin e Federica Martiny sono tra i primi articoli (almeno in tempi recenti) di federalisti europei che si incastrano n...
The endless controversy about the EP’s single seat NEW
Europe’s Café 2 Years, 4 Months, 15 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Important: the opinions defended throughout this article are mine and not Europe’s Café point of view. On the 24th of October, the MEPs meeting in plenary session voted in favour of an amendment asking for a single seat for the … Continue re...
Supra1: Supranational values must be the foundation of Europe, not party oligarchs or markets. NEW
Your Democracy in Europe 2 Years, 4 Months, 16 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
The former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has called for a ‘Grand Bargain’ to set Europe on the right track. Part of his idea, said Mr Blair, speaking in Berlin at the Council for the Future of Europe on 29 October 2012, is the election of t...
The endless single seat controversy NEW
actupol 3.0_en 2 Years, 4 Months, 18 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
On the last 24th of October, MEPs, in plenary session, voted in favour an amendment for the European Parliament single seat, based in Brussels by preference. The amendment was backed by 518 MEPs against 149 only. The resolution has no … Continu...
The IMF and the democratic deficit NEW
The Federal Union blog 2 Years, 4 Months, 18 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
An enquiry comes in, referring back to a letter published in the Guardian in 2002 (read it here) on the lack of democracy in the IMF.  Is that still true of the IMF now?  Of course, in those days the IMF was a vehicle for...
How much fiscal integration does a stable Eurozone need? (29 November 2012) NEW
The Federal Union blog 2 Years, 4 Months, 18 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
A LSE European Institute – APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe panel discussion on ‘How much fiscal integration does a stable Eurozone need?’ on Thursday 29 November. Panelists: · Clemens Fuest is Research Director of the Oxford University C...
Czech President Klaus on renewable energy, Europe and the welfare state NEW
The New Nostradamus of the North 2 Years, 4 Months, 19 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Klaus on the "profits" from renewable energy: This profit is not an outcome of those energy sources, but an outcome of government subsidies that are paid by taxpayers through high taxes and by consumers through high prices of energy, food and ot...
EU-kommissionens arbetsprogram 2013 nu på svenska NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 4 Months, 19 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
På Europeiska unionens juridiska portal Eur-Lex finns nu den första volymen (text) av EU-kommissionens arbetsprogram för 2013 på flertalet officiella språk, bland dem svenska: Kommissionens arbetsprogram 2013; Strasbourg den 23.10.2012 COM(201...
La controverse sans fin du siège unique NEW
Au Café de l'Europe 2 Years, 4 Months, 20 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
    Avertissement : les opinions développées ci-dessous n’engagent que son auteur. Le 24 octobre dernier, les députés européens, réunis en session ordinaire, se sont prononcés sur un amendement en faveur d’un siège unique du Parlement...
EU:n komission työohjelma 2013 nyt suomeksi NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 4 Months, 21 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Kuvasin jo aiemmin EU:n komission työohjelmaa vuodeksi 2013 ja selostin Euroopan parlamentin täysistuntokeskustelun ryhmäpuheenvuoroja. Nyt Euroopan unionin oikeusportaali Eur-Lex tarjoaa tiedonannon COM(2012) 629 ensimmäisen niteen (tekstin) u...
A European Commissioner to veto national budgets: We are being alienated from our own institutions NEW
Protesilaos Stavrou 2 Years, 4 Months, 21 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Mario Draghi, the ECB chief. Picture credit: Wikipedia In an interview for the esteemed German newspaper Der Spiegel, Mr Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank discussed among others the following (full interview here): SPIEGEL: Fin...
New language versions: EU Commission Work Programme CWP 2013 NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 4 Months, 22 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
We already noted the arrival of the EU Commission Work Programme 2013. Both volumes, text and annex, are still available in English, French and German through the web page The European Commission at work > Key documents. Eur-Lex The first volume...
1.11. Kiel: Wie weiter mit Europa? Europa demokratisch weiterentwickeln! NEW
Jan Albrecht 2 Years, 4 Months, 22 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Diskussionsveranstaltung mit Jan Philipp Albrecht, MdEP, Bernd Voß, MdL, und Rasmus Andresen, MdL, sowie Prof. Dr. Charlotte Gaitanides, Uni Flensburg, und Henrike Menze, Europa-Union.
Pour être ambitieux, soyons réalistes ! Pour un renouveau de la politique européenne de la France ! NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 4 Months, 22 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Constat : La France n’a pas de politique européenne à long-terme  Nul ne peut nier que l’Europe, la politique menée par l’Union européenne et le sens de la construction européenne ont été des thèmes importants et...
Characteristics of both parliamentary chambers NEW
Federal constitution of Europe 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
In the last post devoted to the federal parliament, I will deal with special characteristics of its individual chambers (houses). I will discuss both chambers altogether in one post because provisions about both of them will be similar.I begin with a...
Det magtfulde EU-formandskabs demise NEW
Filip Schwartz Kirkegaard 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
De magtfulde EU-formandskabers tid er slut. Det er konklusionen i en artikel fra Altinget.dk (gemt bag en betalingsmur, har desværre ikke selv læst den). Samme konklusion måtte jeg kedeligt gøre mig for et halvt års tid siden. Jeg var stødt på...
Is versus Ought in the European crisis NEW
Charlemagne's notebook (The Economist) 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
European leaders gathering in Berlin on October 30th struggled, and probably failed, to find a "narrative" to sell political union to the citizens of the EU...
ECB: Kommissær skal kunne ændre finanslove NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
NYT FRA EU-FRONTEN: "Jeg er af den klare overbevisning, at hvis tilliden til eurozonen skal genetableres, bliver landene nødt til at overlade en del af deres suverænitet til beslutninger på europæiske niveau", siger ECB-chefen Mario Draghi - Nyh...
"Recapturing Solidarity and Shared Values in Europe" by George Soros NEW
Social Europe 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Watch George Soros discuss the new social initiative of his foundation to create a new atmosphere of solidarity in Greece and help to alleviate the rising tensions in the country. This talk was held at the ‘Europa nach der Krise’ conferen...
Un 'féderalisme par exception' pour la zone euro - Synthèse par Eulalia Rubio (Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors) NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors vous propose la synthèse de la conférence-débat autour du rapport du groupe Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa : "Parachever l'euro : feuille de route vers une union budgétaire en Europe", qui s'est tenue à Paris...
"Does the Eurozone Crisis threaten liberal Reforms in Eastern Europe?" by Sean Hanley NEW
Social Europe 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Uncertainties about the EU’s future are undermining mainstream parties throughout Europe. In central and eastern Europe politicians can no longer sell the european model of liberal reforms when that model is itself in crisis. Although only three EU...
Is it time to dismantle the EU as we know it? NEW
Jason O'Mahony 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 32 Minutes ago
There are beliefs that come from the gut. Religion is the most obvious one, but even that can be grounded in the reasoning that organised religion, and a set of organised religious values, can provide social stability. The same can be said for suppor...
Le « siège unique » pour le Parlement Européen ? Le vote officieux des députés relance la controverse ! NEW
Mieux connaître vos droits en Europe 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Ce mardi 23 octobre, les partisans du « Single Seat » pour le Parlement européen ont pris une longueur d’avance. En effet, sur 700 votes exprimés, ce n’est pas moins de 518 votes qui se sont exprimés symboliquement en faveur d’un siège...
Entre Strasbourg et Bruxelles, le coeur des eurodéputés ne balance plus NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Jamais la lassitude à l’égard de la capitale alsacienne n’a été aussi grande dans les rangs des 754 députés européens : les déménagements incessants entre Bruxelles et Strasbourg, où les...
Blair calls for directly elected EU president NEW
PublicServiceEurope.com editor's blog 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Tony Blair has suggested that an elected EU president would be 'the most direct way to involve the public' in closing the bloc's democratic deficit as part of a 'grand bargain' solution to the crisis...
EU-Parlament | EU-Hauptstadt Straßburg wackelt wieder NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
„Die EU-Abgeordneten wollen von Straßburg nichts mehr wissen“, berichtet Libération. Am 23. Oktober forderten zwei Drittel der Parlamentarier (518 Stimmen dafür, 149 dagegen, 33 Enthaltungen) bei der Abstimmung zum EU-Ha...
MdBs für EU-Bundesstaat NEW
Lost in EUrope 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Die Europa-Union Deutschland (EUD) hat sich für die Schaffung eines europäischen Bundesstaates auf der Basis einer neuen Verfassung ausgesprochen. Die Forderung sei Teil des “Düsseldorfer Programms”, das das das alte Grundsatzprogramm...
Parlamento Europeu | Estrasburgo novamente no centro das atenções NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
“Os eurodeputados já não querem Estrasburgo”, escreve o Libération. A 23 de outubro, durante a discussão do orçamento da UE, o Parlamento Europeu votou maciçamente, por 518 votos a favor, 149 cont...
Evropský parlament | Štrasburk opět na koberečku NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
„Europoslanci už nechtějí Štrasburk," oznamuje francouzský deník Libération. Při debatě o evropském rozpočtu 23. října odhlasoval Evropský parlament 518 hlasy (149 poslanců byl...
Starkt ECB-stöd för superkommissionär NEW
Europabloggen 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Ordföranden för Europeiska centralbanken Mario Draghi ger sitt helhjärtade stöd till Tysklands förslag om en kommissionär som har rätt att köra över nationella budgetar.
Debate | Uma Europa federal que dê sentido à nossa existência (Corriere della Sera, Milão) NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Para o escritor italiano Claudio Magris, o único meio para fazer face à estupefação provocada pela crise económica e política europeia é a criação de um Estado federal forte, descentralizado e respeitado. Ver mais.
Debatte | Bundesstaat Europa — und das Leben macht wieder Sinn (Corriere della Sera, Mailand) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Beim Anblick spanischer Demonstranten verfällt der italienische Schriftsteller Claudio Magris in tiefe Traurigkeit aus Sorge um die junge Generation. Das Mittel, um Selbstverwirklichung, Glück und Stabilität zu erreichen? Ein starkes Europa: dezen...
Debata | Federální Evropa, lék na zasmušilost (Corriere della Sera, Milano) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Zděšení z evropské hospodářské a politické krize jde vzdorovat. A to tak, že vytvoříme silný, decentralizovaný a respektovaný federální stát, tvrdí italský spisovatel Claudio Magris. Více.
Old Words, Perennial Truths NEW
Euronomist 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
After reading the Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln, delivered on 1863, I was amazed by the wisdom of a person who is considered to be one of the best American Presidents of all time. One of the most quoted lines is the following:The last high qu...
Weniger Geld für “mehr Europa” NEW
Lost in EUrope 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Die EU streitet schon wieder ums Geld. Diesmal geht es allerdings nicht um neue Hilfen für die Euro-Krisenländer, sondern um das Gemeinschaftsbudget für die Jahre 2014 bis 2020. Die 27 EU-Länder sind in drei Lager gespalten. Deutschland fordert e...
Le ricette dei leader popolari per rilanciare l'Europa NEW
Gli Euros 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
il 16 e 17 ottobre gli Euros sono stati a Bucarest al congresso del PPE. Il nostro reportage. - 1. Zoom sull'attualità / Politiche europee, L'Europa e la crisi...
Fédéralisme, démocratie et pouvoir constituant – où va l’UE ? NEW
Au Café de l'Europe 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
L’art de bien gouverner n’est pas seulement technique, il est aussi affaire de perception et de représentations. L’Union Européenne, actuellement aux prises avec une crise de la dette souveraine et de l’économie, fait aussi...
Cine conduce UE? NEW
Casa Europei Cluj-Napoca 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Aproape anecdotic, după decernarea premiului Nobel pentru UE, au fost nevoie de câteva zile pentru a se stabili cui să i se înmâneze acesta.După aproape o săptămână, s-a decis. Trei persoane - Preşedintele José Manuel Barroso, preşedinte...
Estonian president wants to see Lithuania and Latvia in euro zone as soon as possible NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Estonia's President Toomas Hendrik Ilves says he would like Lithuania and Latvia to join the euro zone as soon as possible, adding the accession would enhance the Baltic influence "in the so-called European core." READ MORE...
Ein größeres Budget für die Europäische Union? Zu den Verhandlungen über den mehrjährigen Finanzrahmen NEW
Der (europäische) Föderalist 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Haushaltskommissar Janusz Lewandowski will, dass der EU 2014-2020 deutlich mehr Geld zur Verfügung steht. Vorläufig wäre es schon erfreulich, wenn sie wenigstens 2012 all ihre Programme finanzieren könnte. Die Haushaltspolitik zählt in allen dem...
Union politique : la commission des affaires constitutionnelles du Parlement européen développe une vision qui mérite d'en débattre démocratiquement ! NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Dans l'avis que son rapporteur, Andrew Duff (Britannique, également président de l'Union des Fédéralistes Européens - UEF), a établi à l'égard d'un projet de résolution relatif  aux clauses de défense mutuelle et de solidarit
Træskopris til People's Pledge i England NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 2 Years, 4 Months, 4 Days, 12 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
NYT FRA EU-FRONTEN: Folkebevægelsens internationale træskopris gik i år til People's Pledge for deres kampage for en folkeafstemning om det britiske EU-medlemsskab - Nyheder / Søren Søndergaard, Nyt fra EU-fronten...
Landsmøde: tak til det norske folk NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 2 Years, 4 Months, 4 Days, 14 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
NYT FRA EU-FRONTEN: På sit landsmøde sendte Folkebevægelsen en varm hilsen til det norske folk, for at have vist, at der findes alternativer til EU - Nyheder / Søren Søndergaard, Nyt fra EU-fronten...
Folkeafstemning om det nye EU! NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 2 Years, 4 Months, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
PRESSEMEDDELELSE: Folkebevægelsens landsmøde kræver afstemning om det nye EU: - EU er på vej mod en eurostat. Danmark bør tage stilling ved en folkeafstemning - Nyheder / Tophistorie, Pressemeddelelse, Folkeafstemning, Søren Søndergaard,...
La transnacionalitat, una característica de les ICE. NEW
eurolocal 2 Years, 4 Months, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
  Susana Beltran, professora de dret internacional públic de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Malgrat no hem d’oblidar que un dels requisits per poder organitzar i/o adherir-se a  una ICE es ser ciutadà de la Unió europea, i per...
The EU: a threat to democracy? / Progressive Change NEW
EUobserver Blogs 2 Years, 4 Months, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
The EU: a threat to democracy? NEW
Progressive Change 2 Years, 4 Months, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
In the 1980s, the prospect of EU access for Greece, Spain and Portugal helped to pave the way to democracy. Today, EU economic policies contribute to the dismantling of these democracies. All the three countries mentioned above are experimenting a lo...
Dagens cynism NEW
Henrik-Alexandersson.se 2 Years, 4 Months, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
CSU, Pressefreiheit und die Organisation von Macht – ein demokratischer Irrglaube NEW
kielspratineurope 2 Years, 4 Months, 5 Days, 5 Minutes ago
Die CSU verteidigt sich mit versammelter Mannschaft zurück, die Opposition bohrt nach und will aufklären, dieses klassische Szenario können wir derzeit wieder im Rahmen der CSU-Presseaffäre beobachten. Erst der CSU-Pressesprecher, der beim ZDF an...
Europäische Gespräche NEW
Helga Trübel (MEP) 2 Years, 4 Months, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Eine Zusammenarbeit von Helga Trüpel (MdEP) und dem Theater Bremen, in Kooperation mit der Europa-Union Deutschland, Landesverband Bremen e.V. „EUROPÄISCHE INTEGRATION [...]...
Debatte | Die verkümmernde Demokratie? | Blog NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 4 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Die Staats- und Regierungschefs sind wie gelähmt. So nehmen sich andere Organe – Europäische Zentralbank, Bundesverfassungsgericht, Europäischer Gerichtshof – der europäischen Angelegenheiten an. Ein Rückschla...
Feu vert à l'hébergement de la première initiative citoyenne européenne sur les serveurs de la Commission NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 4 Months, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
À la suite de la certification de son système de collecte en ligne (SCL) par les autorités luxembourgeoises, Fraternité 2020 est devenue la première initiative citoyenne européenne (ICE) à recueillir des déclarations de soutien sur les se...