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The reforms that have been launched in the eurozone will result in an EU of stability and growth

The reforms that have been launched in the eurozone will result in an EU of stability and growth | Eurocrisis | Scoop.it

Federal Minister of Economics and Technology and the Vice Chancellor of Germany, makes the case for strengthening competitiveness in the eurozone in order to encourage growth. He argues that the single market is the best programme for growth in Europe and that member states must continue on the charted path of budget consolidation, structural reforms and stabilisation mechanisms.


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EU 'needs new fundamental law'

EU 'needs new fundamental law' | Eurocrisis | Scoop.it
Major EU treaty changes will be needed after next year's European elections, says liberal leader Guy Verhofstadt MEP.
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European Union: Bring on the opposition

European Union: Bring on the opposition | Eurocrisis | Scoop.it
Many people criticise the EU for poor transparency and democratic deficit. However, the problem lies elsewhere, believes sociologist Armin Nassehi.
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The EU Guide to Broken Belgium

The EU Guide to Broken Belgium | Eurocrisis | Scoop.it
Belgium--the land of frites, chocolate and surrealism--has been getting flak from all quarters recently. Now, the European Union has weighed in, too.
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How the European Union imploded in 2018

How the European Union imploded in 2018 | Eurocrisis | Scoop.it
Flemish artist Thomas Bellinck portrays “Life in the former European Union” (an exhibit instigated by the Royal Flemish Theatre), before it was destroyed
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Trichet opent debat over "uitzonderlijke economische en begrotingsfederatie"

Trichet opent debat over "uitzonderlijke economische en begrotingsfederatie" | Eurocrisis | Scoop.it
Oud-voorzitter van de Europese Centrale Bank Jean-Claude Trichet denkt na over een economische en begrotingsfederatie die in uitzonderlijke ...
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Smile if you’re European - FT.com

Smile if you’re European - FT.com | Eurocrisis | Scoop.it
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.
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Omvangrijk eurofielennetwerk opgerold

Omvangrijk eurofielennetwerk opgerold | Eurocrisis | Scoop.it
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.

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Brendan Simms: Can Angela Merkel forge a United States of Europe?

Brendan Simms: Can Angela Merkel forge a United States of Europe? | Eurocrisis | Scoop.it
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.
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Six ideas to save the EU

Six ideas to save the EU | Eurocrisis | Scoop.it
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.
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José Manuel Barroso défend l'idée d'une Europe fédérale

José Manuel Barroso défend l'idée d'une Europe fédérale | Eurocrisis | Scoop.it
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.
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Era of austerity has run its course, EU says

Era of austerity has run its course, EU says | Eurocrisis | Scoop.it
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...

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Eurozone anti-austerity camp on the rise - FT.com

Eurozone anti-austerity camp on the rise - FT.com | Eurocrisis | Scoop.it
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.
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Croatia’s first European election marked by low turnout

Croatia’s first European election marked by low turnout | Eurocrisis | Scoop.it
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
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Commission Reduction: EU Leaders to Sidestep Lisbon Treaty Rule - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Commission Reduction: EU Leaders to Sidestep Lisbon Treaty Rule - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Eurocrisis | Scoop.it
The Lisbon Treaty clearly intends for the size of the European Commission to be reduced below its present size of 27 members.
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Young people must reclaim their future

Young people must reclaim their future | Eurocrisis | Scoop.it
Stark unemployment figures represent a much broader, depressing reality than
just the state of the economy.

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Generation Y's curator insight, May 30, 2013 5:18 AM

More on measures to take against youth unemployment. A critical but not pessimistic voice.

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Jobless Youth: Europe's Hollow Efforts to Save a Lost Generation - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Jobless Youth: Europe's Hollow Efforts to Save a Lost Generation - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Eurocrisis | Scoop.it
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.
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European Parliament Flexes Muscle

European Parliament Flexes Muscle | Eurocrisis | Scoop.it
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.
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Federal Europe will be 'a reality in a few years', says Jose Manuel Barroso - Telegraph

Federal Europe will be 'a reality in a few years', says Jose Manuel Barroso - Telegraph | Eurocrisis | Scoop.it
A fully fledged federal Europe will soon become reality for all EU countries whether inside or outside the euro, says Barroso.
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European Elections: Reinforce the European Parliament, not the Commission

European Elections: Reinforce the European Parliament, not the Commission | Eurocrisis | Scoop.it
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.

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Italy and Germany share 'federalist vocation'

Italy and Germany share 'federalist vocation' | Eurocrisis | Scoop.it
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.
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Diplomacy: Europe still has no single foreign policy voice

Diplomacy: Europe still has no single foreign policy voice | Eurocrisis | Scoop.it
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 […]
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Iceland election result puts EU membership in doubt

Iceland election result puts EU membership in doubt | Eurocrisis | Scoop.it
Victory by eurosceptic parties in Iceland's elections has put a question mark over its EU accession process.
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"We eurozoners must create a United State of Europe"

"We eurozoners must create a United State of Europe" | Eurocrisis | Scoop.it

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."


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Vincent Lieser's curator insight, April 23, 2013 5:14 AM

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.

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Forget the United States of Europe, French ex-minister says

Forget the United States of Europe, French ex-minister says | Eurocrisis | Scoop.it
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.
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Political rhetoric is not enough to save a lost generation in Europe

Political rhetoric is not enough to save a lost generation in Europe | Eurocrisis | Scoop.it
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.
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