Elmar Brok & Jo Leinen: Mr. Tusk, your letter to EU leaders is wrong!

The Co-Chairs of the Spinelli Group in the European Parliament warn against European Council's attempts to repatriate power to national capitals and call upon Heads of State and Government to adopt a roadmap towards a Security Union.

Time to prepare for a Convention to reform the EU into a true political union

After Brexit, the EU needs to organise a democratic Convention to become a real political union.

Brexit UK Vote - Brexit requires a renewed commitment to European political unity

The Spinelli Group regrets the outcome of the referendum in the United Kingdom and calls for a fast withdrawal process of the UK, a renewal of other Member States' commitment to European political unity and the preparation of a European Convention to reform the Union.

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.

Debates

Die Spinelli Gruppe organisiert eine Reihe von Veranstaltungen in europäischen Hauptstädten um Vorschläge zu den zentralen Herausforderungen der Europäischen Union zu präsentieren und die zentrale Frage zu diskutieren, wie das europäische projekt neu durchstarten kann . 2016 werden Veranstaltungen in Berlin, Rom, Paris, Wien und Warschau stattfinden. Am 7. Juli besucht die Spinelli Gruppe Berlin...
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.

MEP

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 Co-Chairs of the Spinelli Group in the European Parliament warn against European Council's attempts to repatriate power to national capitals and call upon Heads of State and Government to adopt a roadmap towards a Security Union.
After Brexit, the EU needs to organise a democratic Convention to become a real political union.

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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.
"If I knew of something that could serve my nation but would ruin another, I would not propose it to my prince, for I am first a man and only then a Frenchman...because I am necessarily a man, and only accidentally am I French."
Montesquieu

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