About: Jacques Delors

Future EU 12-09-2016

Restoring a Europe built on values for its youth

EXCLUSIVE / The Brexit vote has highlighted the need to restore the values that founded Europe in order to combat the rise of nationalism, populism and anti-European sentiment, writes Jacques Delors.
Development Policy 30-06-2016

Putting people and planet first in the EU

The UK referendum result cast doubt on many of the EU’s values: pluralism, non-discrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and equality, and a commitment to sustainable development and poverty eradication worldwide, write Geneviève Pons and Seamus Jeffreson.
Lashed to the mast, Odysseus endures the tortures of temptation, while his oblivious crew, wax in their ears, row on.
EU Priorities 2020 07-07-2015

The EU and Greece: Changing frames and pursuing the Odyssey

If the Greeks and the Europeans find it in them to look towards a future which is of necessity a shared future, then they will find a way to forge a compromise, argue Jacques Delors, Pascal Lamy and António Vitorino.
Energy 26-02-2015

From the European Energy Community to the Energy Union

It is essential to mobilize all citizens around the energy transition in which the world is engaged and required to adopt common measures to keep the increase of temperature below 2°C. The release of the Energy Union package by the European Commission is the first major step in the European wide debate to give life and to create public support to this challenging project, write Jacques Delors, Sami Andoura and Jean-Arnold Vinois.
Brexit 21-01-2015

The EU was made in Britain

The United Kingdom is largely responsible for the EU’s predominantly liberal ethos and present geopolitical dimensions, writes Sir Michael Leigh.
Global Europe 12-01-2015

The EU needs a fresh boost… fast!

The European authorities appointed in the wake of the 2014 elections have an historic, not to say overwhelming, task ahead of them, write Jacques Delors, Pascal Lamy, and António Vitorino.
EU Priorities 2020 18-12-2014

Commission work programme has yet to pass the test in court

The new European Commission’s fresh start could be under threat before it’s even managed to get off the ground thanks to an imminent legal opinion from the European Court of Justice (ECJ), writes Allie Renison.
Jacques Delors [Parti socialiste/Flickr]
EU Priorities 2020 24-06-2014

EU election aftermath: ask for the programme

The policy priorities for Europe matter just as much as who takes the EU executive's lead. Now is the time to dig in and agree on a direction for the troika, 'Greater Europe' and clarity in policy making, write Jacques Delors and António Vitorino.
Jacques Delors
Future EU 16-05-2014

The European Union is an opportunity and a struggle

In an op-ed for EURACTIV, Jacques Delors and António Vitorino go back over the EU's struggles of the past five years - including the euro crisis and Russia - and chart the way forward for the next Commission and Parliament.
EU Priorities 2020 21-11-2012

A green European budget

European leaders must look at the bigger picture during the EU budget summit. They have to unleash the green potential within EU spending that has already taken root in many countries, writes former president of the European Commission Jacques Delors.

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