Future EU Archives

  • Reimagining the social fabric

    01-02-2019

    Popular protests and political upheaval across Europe and the US suggest that the fabric of society is eroding and must be rebuilt, argues Antoine Ripoll.

  • EU must bring Serbia and Kosovo back to the table

    31-01-2019

    Despite the remarkably promising Western Balkans Strategy presented by the Commission almost a year ago, 2018 could be described as “one step forward, two steps back” with regards to the European aspirations of the Western Balkans, write Djordje Bojović and Nikola Burazer.

  • Time to break the mourning silence on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    25-01-2019

    As we prepare to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we can hardly remain composed in our mourning. Rather than observe silence as the deepest mourning is solitary, we feel like shouting.

  • Will the new Franco-German treaty revive the EU, or hold it back?

    24-01-2019

    The new Franco-German co-operation treaty might strengthen the axis of the EU's two most powerful countries, but that might not be helpful for the rest of the bloc, writes Sofia Vasilopoulou.

  • Time to give up sacred EU budget cows

    Agrifood 18-01-2019

    As EU member states debate the bloc’s next 7-year budget, no sector should be off-limits. Annika Hedberg argues that each euro spent should provide added value for the EU and its citizens, including the agricultural sector, a major recipient of EU money.

  • Catalan republicanism and European federalism

    14-01-2019

    Republicanism in Catalonia is inseparable from both Catalanism and European federalism, writes Oriol Junqueras, who argues that Europe faces a crucial crossroads: on the one hand, an increasingly extreme right, and on the other, a modern European federalist left.

  • Electrifying Europe to win over populists

    09-11-2018

    Some years ago, Europhobes were a few solitary but loud people who said they wanted to wipe out the European Union. Things have changed: now they are many more and became more ambiguous about their wishes, writes Beatriz Becerra.

  • In the next seven years Central Europe will determine the future of Europe

    25-10-2018

    Central Europe could become more positive to the core EU in the likely case of another major economic crisis, which would oblige them to marry the eurozone family, writes Wojciech Przybylski, who also looks at several other, more dramatic, scenarios for the region.

  • Seeing leaders in young girls 

    09-10-2018

    There is currently no country in the world where men and women are truly treated equally. At the current rate of progress, according to indicators from the World Economic Forum, it will take an estimated 217 years to achieve full gender parity. We cannot afford to wait that long, writes Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca.

  • Defending a new Left and Ecological coalition

    EU Elections 2019 01-10-2018

    On several occasions during the last mandates of the European Parliament, attempts have been made to create space for dialogue and rapprochement between the different components of the Left and Ecological forces. A group of MEPs lay out a vision for their closer cooperation.

  • Visegrad’s place in the next EU Budget

    Central Europe 19-09-2018

    Vladislava Gubalova argues that Visegrad countries should not be considered as having caught up with older EU members, while taking aim at Sofia for attracting too much financing.

  • Juncker’s dismal speech

    17-09-2018

    At a time when Europe needs something to inspire the 2018 State of the Union speech disappointed, writes Dick Roche.

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