About: Sovereignty

Brexit 02-02-2017

Gibraltar urges MEPs to work towards ‘sensible’ Brexit

Gibraltar’s Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has called on MEPs to work towards a “sensible Brexit”, guaranteeing the Rock’s border crossing with Spain and single market access for its services industry. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Brexit 09-01-2017

Spain sees joint sovereignty over Gibraltar difficult if UK opposes

Spain sees just a slim chance of joint sovereignty over Gibraltar if Britain opposes it, its foreign minister said in an interview with the leading Spanish newspaper El Pais on Sunday (8 January).
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.
Elections 29-11-2016

Fillon: French Sovereignty and European integration?

The centre-right candidate for next year's French presidential election presents himself as a defender of French sovereignty who wants to limit the powers of the European Commission. But he also supports further European integration in some areas. EURACTIV France reports.

US anti-terror legislation risks eroding international sovereignty

Anti-terrorism legislation in the United States risks undermining the sovereignty of other countries, despite opposition by the current president, legal experts and numerous international governments including the EU, writes Abdulrahman S. Alahmed.
Trade & Society 28-10-2016

CETA, Wallonia and sovereignty in Europe

The chaos that followed Wallonia’s refusal to ratify CETA exposed Europe’s inability to reflect on the question of sovereignty and where it really resides, writes Amandine Crespy.
Global Europe 25-07-2016

South-east Asia deadlocked as South China Sea split deepens

Southeast Asian nations were deadlocked Sunday (24 July) about how to confront China's territorial claims in the South China Sea, as pressure from Beijing again drove a wedge between countries on the region's  toughest security challenge.
Future EU 19-05-2016

Where are the limits of our Europe?

Last week, we celebrated Europe Day. For the EU, this was the time to celebrate its unity; for Sander Loones it is time to ask questions. Who do we want to be? Do we dare to set a limit on the number of newcomers? What do we do with those who are hostile to our values and our population?
Trade & Society 23-02-2016

France seeks guarantees for national sovereignty in adoption of TTIP

Paris has argued that the transatlantic trade deal should have to be approved by the EU’s national parliaments before it can take effect, not just the European institutions. EURACTIV France reports.
Brexit 05-02-2016

Is the EU finished if the British leave?

Those who say that if the British leave, the EU is finished are right. Not because Britain is an indispensable member, but because for other members, sovereignty matters too, writes George Friedman.
Euro & Finance 09-12-2015

Towards a stronger euro area: Sharing risk and sovereignty

What would a proposed “European Fiscal Union” look like, and would it be successful? ask Jörg Haas and Katharina Gnath.
EU Priorities 2020 17-03-2015

Draghi calls for ‘quantum leap’ in eurozone integration

Describing the eurozone economy as "steadily recovering", European Central Bank President Mario Draghi called yesterday (16 March) for a "quantum leap" in institutional convergence of the eurozone.
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.
Elections 24-01-2013

Catalonia parliament passes sovereignty declaration

Catalonia's parliament approved yesterday (23 January) a declaration of sovereignty signalling the start of an uncertain journey towards a referendum on independence from Spain for the north-eastern region.
Euro & Finance 30-01-2012

Berlin, Athens in sovereignty row over Greek rescue

A German proposal to put an EU commissioner in charge of scrutinising the Greek budget caused a diplomatic standoff between Berlin and Athens over the weekend as negotiations over a second Greek bailout plan grew tougher. EURACTIV Greece reports.
26-05-2000

German Länder against eu centralism

German Länder are threatening to block the ratification of any new treaties, if their demands on their sovereignty and jurisdiction are not enshrined in the new treaty

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