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Future EU 20-11-2020

Member states stymying debate on EU’s future, says MEP

After the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the Conference on the Future of Europe, a two-year soul-searching exercise aimed at reforming the EU after Brexit, onto the back-burner, the recovery from the health crisis could present a new opportunity, Socialist MEP Gabriele...
Future EU 21-12-2016

Hubert Védrine: ‘European elites showed disdain for the people’

For the Europhile elites, accepting that the people want to keep a certain identity, sovereignty and security is unthinkable, Hubert Védrine told EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France. To save the European idea, the EU should take a formal pause and reconnect with its citizens, he argues.

EU law expert: Throwing Hungary out would ‘fan the flames of populism’

Hungary has courted controversy over the last few months and has been accused of ignoring European principles and undermining the rule of law. Walther Michl explained to what extent Budapest should fear repercussions from Brussels, in an interview with EURACTIV Germany.
Euro & Finance 22-04-2015

Mark Dawson: The conditions for another rupture of the eurozone are there

The sense of urgency surrounding the institutional reform of the eurozone has passed. This is dangerous, says Professor Mark Dawson, because of its instutional flaws.
Brexit 30-01-2015

Andrew Duff: The eurozone crisis has accentuated the need for federalism

"I’ve always been a federalist," Andrew Duff told EURACTIV in a wide-ranging interview. "The eurozone crisis has accentuated the need for the federalist argument to be put."
Future EU 06-09-2012

Analyst: The new EU treaty will be built by a vanguard

It is doubtful that all 27 EU members can agree to start treaty negotiations within the next few years. But a smaller vanguard of member states could agree on treaty changes which could be adopted by the other partners later on, Thomas Fischer from the Bertelsmann Stiftung told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Euro & Finance 21-12-2011

German MP: Bundestag will participate in EU fiscal union pact

As negotiations over the EU's new 'fiscal compact' begin in Brussels, the Bundestag promises to make its voice heard. EURACTIV Germany spoke with Patrick Sensburg, a Christian Democratic MP who chairs the Subcommittee on European Law.
Future EU 30-11-2011

Sir Graham Watson: The French-German motor is kaput

Angela Merkel refuses to develop Eurobonds or to allow the European Central Bank to be a lender of last resort, while Nicolas Sarkozy may need one of those options to emerge from difficulty, which means that the French-German motor is "kaput", newly elected European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party leader Sir Graham Watson told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.