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  • Delors disciples request leaders to draw vision for the future

    News | EU Priorities 2020 17-10-2012

    It is high time that EU leaders drew a vision for the future of the Union, several pundits argued yesterday (16 October), as they urged heads of state and government meeting in Brussels to clearly spell out which direction the 27-countries bloc is going before the end of the year.

  • Barroso aligns with Merkel in push for treaty change

    News | Future EU 05-09-2012

    European Commission President José Manuel Barroso has joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel in believing that the eurozone crisis could not be overcome without a treaty change to transfer national competences - such as budgets - to European institutions.

  • Germany’s Schäuble calls for directly-elected EU president

    News | Future EU 18-05-2012

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble used his acceptance speech when awarded the Charlemagne Prize to detail his future vision of the European Union, arguing for a directly-elected Commission president.

  • Tories claim victory as new treaty draft leaked

    News | Brexit 12-01-2012

    UK Conservatives have welcomed "clear concessions to Britain" which were included in the latest draft of the European fiscal pact, leaked to the press yesterday (11 January). The European Parliament meanwhile rejected the new treaty draft, saying it undermines the EU institutions.

  • 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.