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  • Denmark to keep distance with EU treaty talks

    News | Future EU 19-12-2011

    The incoming Danish EU presidency made it plain on Friday (16 December) that it would take a back-seat role in negotiations over the intergovernmental treaty decided by EU leaders at their 8-9 December summit.

  • Torn Ireland considers referendum on euro membership

    News | Brexit 15-12-2011

    Following Britain's veto of last week's treaty deal for fiscal union, Irish leaders have had to walk an increasingly narrow line between Brussels and London. Finance Minister Michael Noonan has mentioned the possibility of a referendum on the euro, EURACTIV France reports.

  • Britain and the European Union: Continuity or Rupture?

    Opinion | Brexit 13-12-2011

    With UK and EU relations at a crossroads, David Cameron's veto seemed as an almost inevitable step to an already troubled relationship, argue Michael J. Geary from Maastricht University and Kevin A. Lees from Latham and Watkins LLP in Washington. The only hope now is that this veto will prevent the triggering of a possible referendum on the UK's membership.

  • Parliament’s duty is to fight for economic democracy

    Opinion | Future EU 06-12-2011

    The necessity to extend the EU competence in the field of fiscal policy is crucial and it lies in the hands of the European Parliament to address it since the EU lacks credible leadership at the moment, says British Liberal MEP Andrew Duff.

  • Poland to Germany: Keep Europe united

    News | Future EU 29-11-2011

    Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski threw down the gauntlet to Germany with a major political speech yesterday, calling on Berlin to avoid splitting the EU over tackling the eurozone crisis. EURACTIV asked researcher Piotr Kaczy?ski to decipher its major highlights. 

  • Denmark wants to make strides on EU budget

    News | Future EU 24-11-2011

    The incoming Danish EU Presidency will try to get "as far as possible" on the next EU budget for 2014-2020, knowing that a deal is unlikely to be struck until the end of its term, the country's ambassador in Brussels said yesterday (23 November).

  • Cameron wants to re-shape EU as a ‘network’

    News | Brexit 15-11-2011

    Britain must remain part of the European Union but use the current eurozone crisis as an opportunity to re-shape the Union as a network rather than a bloc, Prime Minister David Cameron said yesterday (14 November).

  • Merkel: Europe in worst hour of darkness in decades

    News | Future EU 15-11-2011

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday (14 November) that Europe could be living through its toughest hour since the second world war as new leaders in Italy and Greece rushed to form governments and limit the damage from the eurozone debt crisis.

  • Friends and foes of EU treaty change clash in first duel

    News | Future EU 14-10-2011

    Ahead of a crucial EU summit on the debt crisis, supporters and opponents of amending the bloc's Treaty to strengthen the euro zone locked horns yesterday (13 October) in Brussels, amid growing calls by Germany to reopen the institutional debate.

  • British MPs vote on EU ‘referendum lock’

    News | Brexit 24-01-2011

    The UK parliament is expected to pass a controversial bill today (24 January) that will make it necessary to hold referenda on any future EU treaty changes involving transfers of power to Brussels.

  • EU countries still divided over voting rights issue

    News | Future EU 29-10-2010

    A Franco-German proposal to sanction eurozone budget sinners by stripping them of their EU voting rights faces massive opposition from other countries in the bloc, it emerged after a two-day summit in Brussels on Friday (29 October).

  • From Lisbon to Deauville: Practicalities of the Lisbon Treaty revision(s)

    Opinion | Future EU 28-10-2010

    The Deauville Declaration of Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy is the most visible of the five possible treaty changes since the Lisbon Treaty came into effect – and it would close a significant loophole in the euro zone, write Piotr Maciej Kaczy?ski and Peadar ó Broin, research fellows at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).