European Council, Migration: what a true European Government would do

The Spinelli Group calls on the European Council to take resolute action to address the refugee crisis, by endorsing the Commission's proposal for a European Border and Coast Guard and recasting the Dublin Regulation in a spirit of European solidarity. A review of the governance of the Union is essential in order to provide it with the means to avoid humanitarian crises in the future.

A new treaty for the eurozone? Duff, Verhofstadt, Hübner, Berès

At a time when the EU finds itself in a perfect storm of crises, a bold move is needed to reinvigorate the EU and stave off the risk of disintegration. In order to address the inherent weakness of the EU’s monetary and economic governance, this pamphlet proposes a new treaty for the Eurozone: the Protocol of Frankfurt.

No one wins in Europe’s fight against itself

What we need are more democratic and better controlled institutions, an independent budget for the euro area, and an outer circle for those countries reticent about an “ever closer union.”

How to relaunch the European political project? Event series in Rome

The Spinelli Group is promoting a cycle of meetings in national capitals to present their proposals on the main challenges facing the European Union. In 2016 events will be held in Rome, The Hague, Paris, Berlin, Vienna and Warsaw.

Don’t sacrifice Europe for the illusion of national security. A better Schengen is the answer to migration and terrorism

 

The Spinelli Group calls for a European Border and Coast Guard, a Single European Asylum System, a European Intelligence Force and a European Police Agency

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At a time when the EU finds itself in a perfect storm of crises, a bold move is needed to reinvigorate the EU and stave off the risk of disintegration. In order to address the inherent weakness of the EU’s monetary and economic governance, this pamphlet proposes a new treaty for the Eurozone: the Protocol of Frankfurt.
The Spinelli Group is promoting a cycle of meetings in national capitals to present their proposals on the main challenges facing the European Union. In 2016 events will be held in Rome, The Hague, Paris, Berlin, Vienna and Warsaw. The meetings will also offer the occasion to present the reports being prepared by the Committee for Constitutional Affairs of the European Parliament on the...

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What we need are more democratic and better controlled institutions, an independent budget for the euro area, and an outer circle for those countries reticent about an “ever closer union.”
Jo Leinen. Transnationale Listen: Wie aus 28 nationalen Wahlen eine europäische wird. Entspricht das Verfahren zur Wahl des Europäischen Parlaments noch unseren Erwartungen an eine europäische Demokratie?

Shadow European Council

The Spinelli Group calls on the European Council to take resolute action to address the refugee crisis, by endorsing the Commission's proposal for a European Border and Coast Guard and recasting the Dublin Regulation in a spirit of European solidarity. A review of the governance of the Union is essential in order to provide it with the means to avoid humanitarian crises in the future.
Friday 24th october marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption by the European Parliament of the Draft Treaty establishing the European Union. The rapporteur was Altiero Spinelli. The vote on 14 February 1984 was by 238 in favour to 31 against with 43 abstentions. Andrew Duff MEP, who co-chairs with Jo Leinen the Spinelli Group of federalist MEPs in today's Parliament, says: "Spinelli's draft...

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Petition by JEF-Europe. European citizens have made a democratic choice at the European elections. Citizens have a say over who will become the next President of the European Commission. This is what we were told before the elections. It is in line with the spirit and letter of the Lisbon Treaty.
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