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Future EU 30-06-2011

Giscard: Europe needs a people’s congress

EU leaders are too focused on the short term of upcoming elections and lack a strategic vision to give new impetus to European integration and better connect with citizens, said Valéry Giscard d'Estaing in an interview with EURACTIV.
Future EU 29-04-2005

A French ‘no’: looming crisis for Europe?

Even if a French 'no' could in part be explained by domestic political issues, some part of the 'no' vote will indeed be reflecting concern at the current perceived political and economic development of the EU, argues Kirsty Hughes, writer and commentator on European and international affairs.
Future EU 28-04-2003

Convention backs membership exit clause

The European Convention has backed proposals by its chairman Valéry Giscard d'Estaing to allow Member States to leave the Union under conditions agreed by all EU members.
Future EU 25-04-2003

Giscard’s proposals for EU institutional reform run into strong opposition

The Commission, the European Parliament and smaller EU Member States have expressed their opposition to proposals for institutional reforms, presented by the Convention's Praesidium on 23 April 2003.
Security 22-04-2003

Convention discusses ‘presidential’ matters

Members of the Praesidium will discuss plans for an EU Presidency and foreign secretary on 22 April, ahead of a key Convention meeting on 25 April.
Future EU 18-04-2003

Convention to discuss EU membership status

The Convention will discuss proposals for a membership exit clause, articles on democracy and the Union's immediate environment at its next session on 24 and 25 April. The Convention Praesidium is due to present new draft articles on the Union's common foreign policy, including a proposal to create a new post of an EU foreign minister.
Future EU 17-04-2003

Convention to deliver blueprint for EU Constitution in June

The EU leaders and the President of the European Convention Valéry Giscard d'Estaing have agreed that the Convention is to present its draft of the Constitutional Treaty at the Thessaloniki European Council on 20 June 2003.
Future EU 16-04-2003

Giscard’s proposals on future EU to run into opposition from smaller countries

The EU leaders, gathering for a two-day summit in Athens, are to discuss proposals by the President of the European Convention, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, on the Union's permanent presidency and foreign policy. Mr Giscard's proposals are expected to be shot down by the Union's smaller Member States and future members who fear the erosion of their influence on EU policy-making.
Central Europe 12-11-2002

Giscard opens debate on Turkey’s place in the EU

The Convention President, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, has opened a debate on the final borders of Europe by stating that Turkey's entry would spell the end of the EU.
Future EU 10-05-2002

Mr Giscard d’Estaing: Indications on First Stage of the Convention’s Debate

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing – President of the Convention – Stuttgart President Giscard d’Estaing draws important indications out of the first stage of debate in the Convention and focuses on the need to enhance the role and infuence of Europe in...