Today the Presidents of the Commission, European Council, Parliament, ECB and Eurogroup have published their proposals to reform the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). They have solicited contributions from the institutions and the Member States. Just a few of them had been published in advance, excluding the European citizens from the debate on the future of their Union. The Spinelli Group...
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?
A group of over 70 MEPs from different countries and political groups have signed-up to re-launch the parliamentary group of the "Spinelli Group", which held its first meeting yesterday in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
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...
Publication on how to respond to the rise of populism in Europe and to the success of extremist parties? With the contribution of Isabelle DURANT, Daniel COHN-BENDIT, Martin HIRSCH, Gesine SCHWAN, Jean-Michel DE WAELE, Michel HASTINGS, Nicolas LEVRAT, Gerassimos MOSCHONAS, and Takis PAPPAS
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.
The creation of the single currency was a political choice and a recognition of interdependence. Even if a lot has been done since the height of the euro crisis to clean up the economic and financial situation and to reform the governance of the euro, the status quo is untenable.