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If the euro survives in its current form, then Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, will surely have earned his place in the history books as one of the chiefs of its salvation.
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Major EU treaty changes will be needed after next year's European elections, says liberal leader Guy Verhofstadt MEP.
Many people criticise the EU for poor transparency and democratic deficit. However, the problem lies elsewhere, believes sociologist Armin Nassehi.
Belgium--the land of frites, chocolate and surrealism--has been getting flak from all quarters recently. Now, the European Union has weighed in, too.
Flemish artist Thomas Bellinck portrays “Life in the former European Union” (an exhibit instigated by the Royal Flemish Theatre), before it was destroyed
Oud-voorzitter van de Europese Centrale Bank Jean-Claude Trichet denkt na over een economische en begrotingsfederatie die in uitzonderlijke ...
Sometimes you really do need to smell the coffee. Arriving in Turin recently I made straight for the nearest bar and ordered a caffè macchiato. A charming woman served it up. I drank it standing at the counter.
Samenwerkende Europese politie-instanties hebben een netwerk van eurofielen opgerold. Er zijn arrestaties verricht in onder meer Brussel, Berlijn en Ljubljana. Ook in Nederland heeft de politie een aantal mensen van hun bed gelicht.
In June 1900, the British commander of the international expeditionary force against the Chinese Boxers, Admiral Seymour, found himself in a bit of a fix.
The EU is facing greater hostility from within than perhaps at any time since its incarnation. Writers from six leading newspapers in the six largest countries suggest six ideas to help redefine the union.
A l'occasion d'un dialogue avec des think tanks européens, le président de la Commission européenne a présenté son diagnostic d'une Union européenne à l'image écornée par la crise économique.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France and Spain fell short of their budget deficit goals last year and debt levels swelled across the euro zone but the pressure may be easing on Paris and Madrid as the European...
Flaws found last week in an academic treatise on the effect of high public debt on economic growth have heaped pressure on governments to relax austerity, above all in crisis-stricken Europe, long seen as an incubator for austerity-driven policies.
Croatians voted yesterday (14 April) for 12 members of the European Parliament. The low turnout of 20.74% is explained by voters' perception that the election was
The Lisbon Treaty clearly intends for the size of the European Commission to be reduced below its present size of 27 members.
Stark unemployment figures represent a much broader, depressing reality than just the state of the economy.
More on measures to take against youth unemployment. A critical but not pessimistic voice.
Europe is failing in the fight against youth unemployment. While the German government's efforts remain largely symbolic, Southern European leaders pander to older voters by defending the status quo.
An idiosyncratic chamber that has often been dismissed as a multilingual talking shop is rapidly assuming greater influence that is giving it a growing role in Europe and beyond.
A fully fledged federal Europe will soon become reality for all EU countries whether inside or outside the euro, says Barroso.
With what will likely be the automatic appointment of the next European Commission President, the result of May 2014 European elections should endow the Brussels executive with greater legitimacy. But is this desirable, wonders a Swedish columnist.
Italy's new Prime Minister has said he shares a "federalist vocation" with Germany and made a passionate plea for Europe to focus on growth.
European External Action Service (EEAS) boss Catherine Ashton has failed. The EU has not spoken with a single voice on any key foreign affairs issue […]
Victory by eurosceptic parties in Iceland's elections has put a question mark over its EU accession process.
Brendan Simms (univ of Cambridge) on The Guardian's website : "History suggests that the current crisis requires the immediate creation of an Anglo-American style fiscal and military union of the eurozone – a "democratic union". This would involve the creation of a European parliament with legislative powers; a one-off federalising of all state debt through the issue of union bonds to be backed by the entire tax revenue of the common currency zone (with a debt ceiling for member states thereafter); the supervised dissolution of insolvent private-sector financial institutions; and a single European army, with a monopoly on external force projection."
One of the best column I've read so far on the idea of an European Federation from a historical perspective... by a British, on a British newspaper.
For my French compatriots : By "Anglo-american style", he doesn't mean "anglo-saxon" but a federative system inspired by the Union of England and Scotland on the one hand, USA on the other ;-)
The description of the pre-federal USA and its similarities with Europe's current situation are simply jaw-dropping.
EXCLUSIVE / The European Union will never receive enough public support for federalism and so should abandon the idea of a United States-inspired superstate, says the influential French Socialist former minister Hubert Védrine.
Young people must be given a fair share of the budget of the European Union as they have the right to real investments, not just nice words. The proposed budgets for youth programmes are not enough, writes Peter Matjašič.