About: Etienne Davignon

Future EU 14-10-2016

EU grandees seek plan to revive pride, wake up Europe after Brexit vote

Faced with the shocks that have disrupted the European construct, a number of opinion-makers, former Commissioners, ministers, and parliamentarians have slammed the European 'intellectual disease' which has prevented leaders using common sense to reignite the sense of pride in the EU project - starting with the young generation.
EU Priorities 2020 09-11-2015

The Future for the Europe we need

“No time for business as usual” was the motto repeated by key EU leaders recently when announcing the EU priorities for 2016. These words ring particularly true in today’s context, writes Étienne Davignon. 

Davignon: Europe needs a new social model

The first half of 2009 will determine not only whether the EU is successful in leading the global response to the financial crisis, but also what is required to make the European social model work in the 21st century, according to former European Commissioner Viscount Etienne Davignon, president of both Friends of Europe and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Europe, who spoke to EURACTIV ahead of this week's EU summit.
EU Priorities 2020 03-10-2007

Davignon: ‘Closer integration and greater solidarity’ for Europe of 2020

Closer integration and greater solidarity among EU member states is required if its citizens are to prosper and Europe is to have an effective influence on the world stage, says Etienne Davignon, President of 'Friends of Europe', in an interview with EURACTIV.