About: Federalism

EU Elections 2019 12-04-2019

A manifesto for post-populism in Bulgaria and Europe

Bulgarians will be able to cast their vote for a new pro-European and pro-reform force in the European elections: ‘Way to the young’, led by London-based lawyer Rumen Cholakov, who contributed this op-ed exclusively to EURACTIV.
Future EU 14-01-2019

Catalan republicanism and European federalism

Republicanism in Catalonia is inseparable from both Catalanism and European federalism, writes Oriol Junqueras, who argues that Europe faces a crucial crossroads: on the one hand, an increasingly extreme right, and on the other, a modern European federalist left.
Politics 23-02-2018

The Brief – Brok scores own goal in the federalist camp

If you've ever wondered what would be the equivalent of an own goal in EU politics, here is a recent example.
Future EU 16-10-2017

Varoufakis tells Macron to adopt the ‘empty-chair’ tactic

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis supports Macron’s federalist proposals on the euro single currency but believes only a real threat could make Germany budge on the issue. EURACTIV France reports.
Future EU 12-10-2017

EU grandees map trail for restoring citizens’ trust ahead of 2019 elections

Against the backdrop of yet another EU political crisis, this time with Catalonia seeking independence, opinion makers and decision makers in Brussels have tried to sketch a plan for rebutting populist pressures and restore trust in the European Union
Future EU 18-01-2017

Pick-and-choose populism and the EU elite

EU leaders cannot exploit populism when it suits them and then complain when things do not go their way. We need strong leadership from the political mainstream to turn things around, write Petroula Nteledimou and Nikos Lampropoulos.
Brexit 31-08-2016

The silver lining to the Brexit cloud

After a fairly restless summer, the mood on Brexit has shifted in Brussels. Initial disbelief that the UK could have voted to leave is now replaced by acceptance that, “Brexit means Brexit”, writes Andrew Duff.
Brexit 06-06-2016

‘Germany will always be the Hun that wants to subjugate Europe’

The gap between the denizens of the United Kingdom and the EU can be explained by a historic feeling of superiority over the mainland and Brussels bureaucracy's poor correlation with the British sense of democracy. EURACTIV’s partner WirtschaftsWoche reports.
Philippe Maystadt
Euro & Finance 15-03-2016

Maystadt: Consensus quietly growing for eurozone budget

A consensus has emerged in Germany, France and Italy over the need to create a eurozone budget, according to Belgium’s former Minister of Finance, Philippe Maystadt. But the popularity of anti-European parties is blocking progress. EURACTIV France reports.
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."
Louis de Gouyon Matignon
EU Elections 2014 21-05-2014

Profile: Louis de Gouyon Matignon, the ‘Maastricht Generation’ in EU politics

Louis de Gouyon Matignon is a young French candidate in the EU elections and a self-proclaimed advocate of Roma and Traveller rights. He is profiled in the third part of a series looking at the French election candidates, by EURACTIV France.
Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol
Future EU 16-04-2014

Scholar: EU countries’ positions change very little since 1960s

Although the situation today is very different from 30 years ago, countries in favour of deeper European integration, and those against, remain very much the same, says Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol, fellow in Social Sciences at the Adam Smith Business School, in Glasgow.
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Economy & Jobs 30-01-2014

EP Best of 2013: main events and legislative work

Video highlights of the European Parliament's work throughout 2013, grouped by theme: More Europe, Legislative Work, Foreign Relations, and Education & Culture.   Comment on:  Google+ - http://tinyurl.com/orh99s6 Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/europeanparliament Twitter - https://twitter.com/Europarl_EN
Elections 18-11-2013

Verhofstadt ‘is barking at the moon’, says fellow liberal Bolkestein

The Dutch liberal politician and former EU Commissioner Frits Bolkestein has launched a scathing attack against Guy Verhofstadt, who leads the liberal and pro-European ALDE group in the European Parliament, highlighting tensions within the liberal family ahead of next year's EU elections.

French ex-president: EU needs to regain credibility among citizens

Former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing has called on EU leaders to put forward a vision for Europe to inspire citizens, boost confidence and develop a shared sense of belonging.
Elections 25-09-2013

Goulard: German liberals were punished for abandoning the EU

French liberal MEP Sylvie Goulard said that the German liberal FDP party, which failed to pass the 5% threshold for returning to the Bundestag in last Sunday’s elections, had been punished for “having lost their European commitment”.
Future EU 27-05-2013

The current crisis the price for not having a European federal union

The division of Europe between creditors and debtors should have never happened and in fact it would not have happened if the European interest, initially present in the draft of the Maastricht Treaty, had prevailed over the national interests, argues Joan Marc Simon.
EU Priorities 2020 23-04-2013

Barroso: More EU integration ‘indispensable for our economy’

The European Union and the eurozone have already taken important federalist steps to counter the debt crisis, which go beyond mere economic governance, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso said yesterday (22 April) at the 2013 Think Tank Dialogue.
Central Europe 19-04-2013

Forget the United States of Europe, French ex-minister says

EXCLUSIVE / The European Union will never receive enough public support for federalism and so should abandon the idea of a United States-inspired superstate, says the influential French Socialist former minister Hubert Védrine.
Brexit 17-01-2013

Reality check for the ‘euro-realists’

A new band of ‘euro-realists’ has appeared on the scene, composed mostly of Tory Britons. In the European Parliament, they cluster in the group of European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR), and are little aware of the true state of the Union, argues Andrew Duff.
Euro & Finance 08-11-2012

Merkel preaches federalism to MEPs, warns Britain against EU exit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a strong federalist speech in the European Parliament yesterday (7 November) before leaving for London, where she urged Prime Minister David Cameron not to turn his back on Europe and work with her to avoid deadlock at European Union budget talks later this month.
Future EU 14-09-2012

Czech president rejects Barroso’s EU ‘federation’ plan

Eurosceptic Czech President Vaclav Klaus has flatly rejected a proposal by EU Commission President José Manuel Barroso for a major transformation of the European Union into a "federation of nation states", according to Czech press reports.
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Future EU 12-09-2012

EU Barroso calls for ‘federation of nation states’

Speaking before the European Parliament, President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso urged Europe in his annual 'State of the Union' speech to be a 'federation of nations states'.

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