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Politics 13-05-2022

The future of Europe is on the ground

Whether they are looking far into the future for strategic orientations, or closer to the present for new legislation, EU decision-makers need local and regional leaders to show them how the Union is functioning on the ground.
Global Europe 10-05-2022

Thirty-one years after communism, Albanians demand democratic reform

A new report by the Albanian Insitute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM) says the electorate wants more democratic progress in the EU candidate country, considered a hybrid, or only partly democratic, regime according to Freedom House.
Future EU 10-05-2022

European politicians want citizen panels to be used at EU level

The Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) ended on Monday (9 May), but a group of politicians want citizens' forums that were at its heart to become a permanent practice at the EU level. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 10-05-2022

Scholz and Macron to reignite Franco-German engine on EU-integration

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron pledged to intensify the Franco-German tandem and to lead Europe on a path of reform to enable a stronger and more sovereign EU.
Future EU 09-05-2022

Now is the time to be ambitious and audacious with the EU’s future

Europe Day is supposed to mark the conclusion of the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE). One year of deliberations, debates and discussions brought together citizens, regional, national and European politicians, EU institutions, organised civil society and social partners, to build a common trajectory for the EU's future, writes Petros Fassoulas.
Future EU 09-05-2022

Von der Leyen hints at support for EU treaty change

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen hinted that she might support changes to EU treaties, should it be necessary to implement the recommendations of citizen panels from the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE).
Future EU 09-05-2022

A third of EU countries oppose changing bloc’s treaties

One in three EU countries oppose launching a procedure promoted by the European Parliament to change the bloc's treaties, according to a joint document seen Monday (9 May) by journalists.
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Economy & Jobs 09-05-2022

SGI Europe: The EU institutions need to deliver on the outcomes of the Conference on the Future of Europe

With the Conference on the Future of Europe, the EU has completed a historical exercise of participatory democracy. Bringing together institutions, citizens, social partners and civil society, it provided feedback on our joint actions. And should lead to improving our common project.
Future EU 09-05-2022

Ukraine war puts EU ‘at crossroads’ on anniversary

As the EU poises to mark its anniversary on Monday (9 May), it is morphing into a more muscular global actor, a transformation accelerated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Future EU 02-05-2022

Hijacked Europe: downward spiral or return to the roots

The Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) has done little to bring the EU closer to its citizens and is solely concerned with increasing the EU's competences, writes Janusz Saryusz-Wolski.
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Future EU 28-04-2022

Time for the United States of Europe!

We European citizens are scared by the return of war at the heart of Europe. The Russian invasion of Ukraine exposes the weaknesses and dependencies of the European Union and its member states, and their inability to project peace and...
EU Priorities 2020 25-04-2022

CoFoE: Time for a more united and progressive Union

It is only by deepening political integration, presenting genuinely progressive and realistic solutions and gaining more influence in the European political space that we can deploy our ambitious social and economic agenda, write MEPs from three different groups of the European Parliament and members of the Progressive Caucus.
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Future EU 22-04-2022

Cross-border regions suffering from the health crisis

The unilateral closing of the border between France and Germany from March to June 2020, decided by the German government without any consultation with the French regional and national authorities, has been experienced as a traumatic moment, amplified by the mistrust and hostility that has developed among citizens on both sides of the border.
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Future EU 07-04-2022

We need a genuine union of European citizens that includes Ukraine

Interview with Marta Barandiy, founder of civil society network Promote Ukraine and editor-in-chief of Brussels Ukraїna Review, and Maryna Yaroshevych, head of advocacy at Promote Ukraine The Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) is the opportunity for the EU...
Future EU 30-03-2022

Conference on the future of Europe, the citizens finalized their recommendations. What’s next?

Finally, it happened! All four thematic European panels have finalised their 178 recommendations. Proposals relate to a wide range of subjects: education, job, environment, health, climate change, EU foreign policy, migration, youth, and many others. It is the result of...
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Politics 28-03-2022

A Europe we believe in

The European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the European Parliament takes the Conference on the Future of Europe very seriously.  The ECR has been making an effort to present an alternative to the dominant vision at the Conference.
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Future EU 28-02-2022

The future of Europe and Putin’s lesson

Every crisis can become an opportunity; it depends on us. Russia’s violent attack on Ukraine lays bare all the contradictions of a still incomplete European integration project. Now is the time to strengthen European sovereignty in energy, security, and defence....
Future EU 31-01-2022

The Conference on the Future of Europe, explained

The Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) is an EU democracy experiment where citizens across Europe are taking part in the EU policy making. This is the first time that a deliberative democracy experiment is promoted by transnational institutions....
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 14-12-2021

The Conference on the Future of Europe cannot fail

The Conference on the Future of Europe has made an uncertain start, but it cannot be allowed to fail. Stefano Mallia writes that the window of opportunity to engage with citizens could close quickly.
Future EU 10-12-2021

Macron presents France’s EU Council presidency priorities

French President Emmanuel Macron gave an overview on Thursday (9 December) of the priorities France wants to pursue when it takes over the EU Council Presidency in the first half of 2022. Reforming the border-free Schengen area, setting up a European defence system and a new European model were among the priorities he outlined. EURACTIV France reports.
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Politics 07-12-2021

“The Future is in our hands: Our chance to shape the Conference on the Future of Europe” Opinion by Xabier Macias, President of Coppieters Foundation

Social movements and minority groups are at the periphery of the centres of power. The Conference on The Future of Europe offers a slim chance for those voices to be heard. We want to see Europe promoting greater social cohesion, women’s rights, climate justice, counter racism and the right to decide.
Future EU 01-12-2021

EPP chief: Greens in new ‘pro-Europe’ coalition could find EU reforms problematic

Germany's new three-party government will have to back key EU reforms even if these do not align with its values. According to EPP chairman Manfred Weber, the issue of arms exports, in particular, will likely be controversial. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Future EU 30-11-2021

‘The EU’, too, was once a utopia

Unfortunately, the European Commission under Ursula von der Leyen, as under her predecessor Jean-Claude Juncker, has failed to reach the people of the European Union.