Future EU

14-11-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘Media across borders before future EU elections’

Christophe Leclercq founded the EURACTIV Media Network and the think-and-do tank Fondation EURACTIV. His fiction piece illustrates media sector consolidation, changing journalist jobs, values, platform regulation, and the fate of the EU itself.
13-11-2019

Is the Spitzenkandidat system really dead? Not if we act now

Is the Spitzenkandidat system dead? Reforms can revive it and give the process new legitimacy, argues Cristian Ghinea
13-11-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘A letter to my children’

As part of EURACTIV's 20 Visions for Europe project, Prof. Luciano Morganti shares a letter addressed to his children about his hopes for their future life as EU citizens.
12-11-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘Start thinking about the interests of children’

Two members of  the Eurochild Children’s Council, which includes children aged 11-16 years from 12 European countries, share their visions for Europe.
08-11-2019

Bring back the spirit of ’89 to forge a new rEUnaissance

30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall it is time to bring back the spirit of '89 to forge a new rEUnaissance, argues Luca Jahier.
07-11-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘My future Europe is again confident’

Together, as Europe, we do have good prospects of shifting gears, of catching up and even prevailing in several areas , writes Mihnea Motoc, Deputy Head of the European Political Strategy Center.
04-11-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘The coming 20 years of Europe: New challenges or opportunities?’

Creating a single space from Lisbon to Vladivostok is 'not an utopia, but a viable initiative', writes Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov.
29-10-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘China and EU facing global challenges together’

China will as always firmly support European integration, writes Ambassador Zhang Ming, the head of the Chinese Mission to the EU.
24-10-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘People will stand up for a decent, democratic and humane society’

The next twenty years will be decisive for the future of human society – in Europe, and on every continent, writes Luca Visentini, ETUC General Secretary.
22-10-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘A vision for Europe in 20 years? Progress is not linear’

If we want to look forward to what might happen in the next 20 years, we might first look back, writes Conny Reuter, secretary-general of SOLIDAR.
18-10-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘Buccaneering Brexit versus European civilisation’

The European project is an ambitious, unprecedented civilizing enterprise, writes Philippe Van Parijs, guest professor at the Universities of Louvain and Leuven and a Robert Schuman Fellow at the European University Institute (Florence).
17-10-2019

Why it makes sense to adopt new own resources for the EU budget

The European Union is forgetting the revenue side of the EU budget to pursue its policies. The new own resources can provide a link to an EU policy, increase ownership, and shape behaviour of citizens, businesses and governments, write a group of Slovak diplomats.
17-10-2019

Ciolos: We need strong majority for a ‘Renewed’ Europe

For the first time, the centre-right EPP and the Socialists no longer have a working majority on their own in the European Parliament. This new reality alone is a chance for change in Europe, writes Dacian Cioloș who will host a pre-EU summit meeting today of European centrist and liberal parties.
16-10-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘A Europe that supports research and education to dismantle borders’

My future Europe is a place where both research and education are no longer empty words, writes Ramona Coman.
15-10-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘The Euro’s journey is far from finished’

The euro is the most tangible symbol of European unification, and it is here to stay and prosper, writes Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the European Central Bank.
10-10-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘Brexit and the future of the EU’

I may be one of the shortest-lived MEPs in the history of the European Parliament if an ill-advised and badly thought out Brexit plan goes ahead, writes MEP Caroline Voaden.
09-10-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘Eternal Brexit’

This cartoon is published as part of the project 20 Visions for Europe, gathering unique visions from public officials, intellectuals, artists, diplomats, athletes, civic actors and business representatives. The project is part of EURACTIV’s celebration of 20 years of free, independent reporting...
This poem is published as part of the project “20 Visions for Europe”
08-10-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘Twenty years, time to learn’

This poem is published as part of the project “20 Visions for Europe”, gathering unique visions from public officials, intellectuals, artists, diplomats, athletes, civic actors and business representatives.
Enlargement 07-10-2019

What does it take for the EU to punch above its weight?

Since the start of the financial and economic crises in 2008/2009, the EU project has lost a considerable part of its standing. A recent forum has raised ideas for reversing the decline of the EU’s ranking in the global arena. Dušan Reljić explains how.
02-10-2019

Why Europe needs more ambition on climate, research, innovation

Green MEP Gina Dowding explains why European Greens are encouraged by the parliamentary hearing of Commissioner-designate Mariya Gabriel and why Europe needs an ambitious commitment to research and innovation.
Global Europe 01-10-2019

Unsuitable mandates, wrong candidates: A difficult start for von der Leyen

Ursula von der Leyen still has a chance to chart a path to a fairer, greener, inclusive and prosperous Europe. But what values will she really uphold, asks a group of more than 20 signatories, including ActionAid, Climate Action Network, European Network against Racism, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace.
Digital 19-09-2019

Cooperation of four key Commissioners needed for healthy media, democracy

Democracy is at risk and requires healthy media, several portfolios from the new EU Commission are relevant. After years of fake news and weak self-regulation, this ecosystem could be rebalanced if four key Commissioners cooperate around the media sector, argues Christophe Leclercq.
23-07-2019

The EU now needs a fully-fledged #EUCitizenCommissioner

We should never forget that democracy is not just about voting: citizens also want their voices heard between elections, write Roger Casale and Verena Ringler.
27-06-2019

Let the European Parliament choose the European Commission

Nationalist parties all across the EU have long been feeding off the Union’s lack of democracy and are bound to jump on the way the new leaders of EU institutions are elected to reinforce their message, Louis Drounau warns.

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