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Hundreds of signatories, including foundation networks across Europe, representatives of foundations and NGOs, universities and individuals from over 30 countries are calling on EU Member States to give their backing to the European Foundation Statute in a recent open letter to EU Presidency countries. The European Union continues to face a set of complex socio-economic… » read more

In mid-May the European Commission has made one more step towards the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) implementation. In order to bring contribution to the economic development of the region, six scientific clusters have been initiated, focusing on: the Danube water nexus; land and soil nexus; air nexus; bio-energy nexus; the Danube reference… » read more

On 11 and 12 June 2013 the Bundesverfassungsgericht (German Constitutional Court; GCC) held the hearings for the ECB case. One might be forgiven to think: ‘Another case concerning the measures taken to save the Euro?!’ Indeed in 2011 and 2012, judicial contestations of the legal instruments aimed to mitigate the Eurocrisis were decided by the… » read more

The atypical coalition governing Italy, the union of sworn enemies (Partito Democratico and Popolo della Libertà), is bound to last for several months yet due to a compelling political reorganization in both parties. The FT flashed a warning last week with title “Letta’s lethargy” to mean that the present six-party coalition sworn in April 2013… » read more

Berlin, 13 June 2013 ———————————————————————————————— EUROPEAN FEDERALIST PARTY – ANALYSIS: Lithuanian presidency of the Council of the European Union ————————————————————————————————- (by Martin Fletcher)   In anticipation of Lithuania’s upcoming presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Netzwerk EBD (European Movement Germany) organised a Q&A session in Berlin with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius… » read more

Tweet Open Letter to the President of the European Commission, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Parliament   Dear Presidents José Manuel Barroso Herman van Rompuy Martin Schulz   We are deeply concerned about the future of Europe. The ongoing political, social and economic crisis is once again threatening… » read more

L’année 2012-2013 est l’année de la citoyenneté en Europe. Il n’en reste pas moins que cette expression demeure pour la plupart bien vague. De nombreux européens ont bien compris la portée symbolique de la citoyenneté que l’Union Européenne, il est plus difficile cependant pour ces derniers de réaliser que cette citoyenneté n’est pas que symbolique.… » read more

Ideology and political orientation are inseparably attached to the historical-cultural context that engendered and sustained them. To valorize the methods and objectives of a given system of values, as the ultimate telos of a political power impulse, is to bestow upon subjective ideas a supracontextual patina and to proceed with treating them as either self-evident… » read more

At first sight, requesting and obtaining a bail-out loan from European Central Bank, European Union and International Monetary Fund seems to be the proper solution for overcoming a crisis, especially for any state pressed by time and tomorrow’s uncertainties. But if we take a better look, a bail-out agreement is conditioned by the implementation of… » read more

The economic crisis has been the main topic of discussion for a few years in the European Union. Apart from sovereign debt and the financial aspect, there are three other fundamental dimensions to the crisis that Europeans must resolve: The political and social dimensions, and the question of competitiveness. The Competitiveness Dimension Europe’s struggle to… » read more

Social media is a term used to indicate on-line technologies and practices for sharing information and opinions; building relationships and promoting discussions. They created a new age in communications and increased the role and responsibility of communication professionals. EU institutions are aware of the growing influence of digital and social media on citizens and organisations.… » read more

European turn?

Lucky, in May it does not become exhausted with Eurovision and the Champions. We have been brought also by a waterfall of news and interesting articles that seem to announce the end of what some observers have named “austericidio“. Intellectual as Ulrich Beck, Foundations like Alternatives or Berggruen, leaders of the opposition as Alexis Tsipras,… » read more

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