About: Alain Lamassoure

Euro & Finance 20-06-2012

Europe’s leaders are suffering from amnesia

The financial and economic ills afflicting Europe would be treated more effectively if those who govern the Union - in fact, national leaders gathered at EU summits - were not themselves suffering from amnesia, writes Alain Lamassoure.

Europe should bridge solidarity gap

Even though solidarity is supposedly at the heart of the EU Treaties, financial operators and citizens are not convinced and confusion reigns. It is imperative that EU countries come up with a European solidarity pact to pool resources for boosting growth and competitiveness, writes centre-right MEP Alain Lamassoure.
EU Priorities 2020 05-07-2011

A Real Budget for Europe ?

The European Commission showed political courage in pushing for an increase of the EU budget and proposing so-called 'own resources' on the revenue side, despite the climate of Euroscepticism maintained by the governments of some countries, argues French MEP Alain Lamassoure.
EU Priorities 2020 07-04-2010

Europe: What have you done with your humanism?

Collective psychology looks very much like that of an individual human being. When one feels bad, Freudian inferiority and superiority complexes surface at once. As such, Europe, as a model of civilisation, is afflicted by a major historical trauma, observes French MEP Alain Lamassoure.
Future EU 04-11-2009

National parliaments key to Lisbon’s success

"The formal involvement of national Parliaments in EU political choices is one of the main keys to the success of the Lisbon Treaty," writes French MEP Alain Lamassoure of the centre-right European People's Party in an October editorial, proposing a number of measures for implementation in early 2010.
EU Priorities 2020 08-02-2008

Appointing the next European Council president

Developing a procedure for the appointment of the first permanent president of the European Council would be more useful at this stage than putting forward names of individuals, according to French MEP Alain Lamassoure.

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