About: EU treaty change

Economy & Jobs 13-07-2017

Macron urges greater eurozone convergence, presses Germany to act

The European Union remains an incomplete project and will require changes to its treaties that bring greater convergence between eurozone member states, French President Emmanuel Macron said in comments published on Thursday (13 July).

Future EU 23-06-2017

Macron, Merkel: EU treaty change is not taboo

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaking at a joint presser after the end of the EU summit on Friday (23 June), said that treaty change should not be an obstacle to carrying out important reforms.

Future EU 21-12-2016

Hubert Védrine: ‘European elites showed disdain for the people’

For the Europhile elites, accepting that the people want to keep a certain identity, sovereignty and security is unthinkable, Hubert Védrine told EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France. To save the European idea, the EU should take a formal pause and reconnect with its citizens, he argues.

EU law expert: Throwing Hungary out would ‘fan the flames of populism’

Hungary has courted controversy over the last few months and has been accused of ignoring European principles and undermining the rule of law. Walther Michl explained to what extent Budapest should fear repercussions from Brussels, in an interview with EURACTIV Germany.

Luxembourg foreign minister wants Hungary out of EU

Luxembourg's foreign minister, Jean Asselborn, has called for Hungary to be thrown out of the European Union. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Brexit 25-06-2016

Parliament: No deal for a new EU-UK relationship before Brexit activation

In an effort to protect EU’s integrity, European Parliament party leaders have urged David Cameron to fully respect the British citizens' will and “immediately” activate Article 50 of the Treaty to start Britain's EU withdrawal process.

Future EU 24-06-2016

Poland urges ‘new EU treaty’ based on nation states

Poland said today (24 June) that Britain's vote to leave the EU meant it was time for a "new European treaty" to overhaul the federalist model of closer European political integration.

Brexit 10-02-2016

City of London’s relations with eurozone confounding Brexit talks

Draft European Council conclusions suggest that the relationship between eurozone countries and the City of London remains a sticking point in negotiations on a series of reforms to keep the United Kingdom in the EU.

Brexit 02-02-2016

EU ‘Brexit’ deal fails to deliver on migrants’ benefits, treaty change

A draft deal to secure the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Union has failed to deliver British demands for a total ban of four years on EU migrants claiming in-work benefits and for the bloc’s treaties to be rewritten.

Andrew Duff
Global Europe 14-01-2016

The Frankfurt Protocol: Calling for a new treaty for the eurozone

Faced with a series of unprecedented difficulties, the EU has little choice but to move forward swiftly to the next stage of integration. The way to do that is through treaty change, argues Anfrew Duff in his latest pamphlet 'The Frankfurt Protocol'.

Brexit 16-09-2015

With Brexit deadlines tight, UK-EU talks begin

Jeremy Corbyn and George Osborne have combined to remind Europe that London is now fully embarked on a turbulent, quickfire negotiation with Brussels that may see Britons vote next year to quit the European Union.

Verhofstadt slams Tusk for ‘not doing his job’

Guy Verhofstadt, the leader of the liberal ALDE group in the European Parliament, slammed Council President Donald Tusk yesterday (7 September) for not playing his role in solving the refugee crisis.

Euro & Finance 22-04-2015

Mark Dawson: The conditions for another rupture of the eurozone are there

The sense of urgency surrounding the institutional reform of the eurozone has passed. This is dangerous, says Professor Mark Dawson, because of its instutional flaws.

EU Priorities 2020 09-03-2015

Juncker paper fails to spark debate about eurozone’s future

National politicians have remained largely indifferent to a recent "analytical note" by the European Commission aimed at launching a debate over the future of the eurozone. EU leaders seem to be keeping their powder dry until the EU summit in June, when a second paper is expected. The EURACTIV network reports.

Brexit 30-01-2015

Andrew Duff: The eurozone crisis has accentuated the need for federalism

"I’ve always been a federalist," Andrew Duff told EURACTIV in a wide-ranging interview. "The eurozone crisis has accentuated the need for the federalist argument to be put."

Brexit 14-01-2015

Kenny ‘won’t remain silent’ on UK demands for EU reform

Ireland’s Taoiseach, Enda Kenny said Tuesday  (12 January) that his government would back reforming the European Union to help keep the UK a member, as long as Westminster's proposals were “reasonable”.

Herman Van Rompuy, European Council president, with Conny Reuter of SOLIDAR [April 2012; Social Platform/Flickr]
Public Affairs 10-07-2014

EU’s civil society giants push for treaty change

NGOs and civil society organisations demanded "a new wave of inclusiveness" and more citizens' participation in EU decision-making on Tuesday (8 July), pushing to put treaty change back on the political table.

Future EU 05-03-2014

Britain must spell out EU treaty changes it wants: Malmström

Britain could get the European Union treaty changes it wants if it spells them out and finds allies for its case, a top EU official said on Tuesday (5 March).

Brexit 31-01-2014

Britain, France set to clash over EU reform plans at summit

British Prime Minister David Cameron is set to clash with France's President François Hollande over how to reform the European Union on Friday (31 January), souring an Anglo-French summit aimed at deepening defence and energy cooperation.

Public Affairs 30-01-2014

Think-tanks call for stronger successor to Barroso

The next European Commission risks slipping into inertia if EU leaders do not reform the executive and allow for a stronger president to take charge, Brussels’ think tank chiefs said on Tuesday (28 January). 

Future EU 28-01-2014

Schäuble advocates separate eurozone parliament

Germany's finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble said yesterday (27 January) he was open to the creation of a separate European parliament for countries using the euro, a step that could deepen divisions within the European Union.

Brexit 15-10-2013

Parliament asks for treaty revision on Strasbourg seat

A parliamentary committee adopted a report that calls on member states to abolish MEPs' monthly commute from Brussels to Strasbourg. The latest attempt to reduce the number of parliamentary seats might force the Council to discuss a treaty change.

Brexit 08-04-2013

Cameron takes EU reform roadshow to Paris, Berlin and Madrid

British Prime Minister David Cameron will meet the leaders of Germany, France and Spain this week in an attempt to win backing for his vision of a reformed European Union.

EU Priorities 2020 29-11-2012

Push for treaty change becomes ideological battlefield

Politicians from the European centre-left opposed changing the EU treaty, advocated by German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle in Brussels yesterday (29 November).