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Future EU 07-02-2022

The Maastricht Treaty’s anniversary mobilises us to move Europe forward

The 30th anniversary of the Maastricht treaty is a reminder of the successes of European integration and the need to move the EU forward, write Timmy Dooley and Ilhan Kyuchyuk.
Future EU 31-01-2022

Climate change is citizens’ main priority in EU reform agenda

Forty-four per cent of Europeans believe that climate change should be a priority topic at the Conference on the Future of Europe, according to a new Eurobarometer survey commissioned by the European Parliament and the European Commission.
Future EU 28-01-2022

Too much democracy can be dangerous

The Conference on the Future of Europe prides itself on giving as many participants as possible a chance to speak. Unfortunately, this horizontal nature of the debate eliminates meaningful discussion of Europe’s future, writes Kaspar Schultz.
Politics 18-01-2022

Local communities mull EU treaty change in bloc-wide democracy experiment

The success of the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) depends on the geographical spread and depth of the debate and proper follow-up, EU stakeholders warn.
Future EU 28-10-2021

Middelaar: Pandemic exposed Europe’s geopolitical vulnerabilities

The COVID-19 pandemic was much more than a health crisis for Europe, which means it needs to transform from rule-political machinery to a political body able to deal with unexpected events, political philosopher and historian Luuk van Middelaar told EURACTIV.
Politics 29-09-2021

Youth organisations want ‘more than just a seat in the room’ in talks on Europe’s future

European youth should participate in political discussions, specifically on reforming democratic processes and not just on traditional topics like education, European Youth Forum President Silja Markkula told EURACTIV.