About: Yves Bertoncini

EU Primary elections 2019
Future EU 22-03-2016

Financing the EU primary elections 2019

Leading EU think tanks and European Political Parties came together to present their ideas regarding the financing of the European primary elections ahead of the next round in 2019.
Brexit 10-03-2016

Irritated French politicians begin backing Brexit

Most French political parties officially support the United Kingdom's continued membership of the EU. But cracks in the veneer are beginning to show, as more and more French politicians back Brexit. EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 01-07-2015

The EU and Greece: Exiting the IMF era, not the euro

The end of the EU aid programme to Greece on 30 June, and the organisation of a Greek referendum on 5 July, raise the prospect of ending the “IMF - Europe” era, writes Yves Bertoncini
Yves Bertoncini, director of Notre Europe [Parti socialiste/Flickr]
Global Europe 28-01-2015

Syriza win is a break in continuity

?Alexis Tsipras' election victory should mark a break with the past and open up a new chapter in the stormy relations between "Europe" and Greece, writes Yve Bertoncini. The EU will now have to accept the new government's policies, while reminding Athens to stick to its bailout commitments.  
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Global Europe 10-11-2014

French-German relationship struggles to live up to expectations after the fall of the Berlin Wall

25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, an event that brought France and Germany closer together, the two countries are fighting to save their relationship against the odds. EURACTIV.fr reports
EU Priorities 2020 22-10-2014

The Juncker Commission: What party balances?

The inauguration of the Juncker Commission brings to a close a nomination process in which Commissioners' party ties played an important role. It is nevertheless balanced, on fairly stable partisan grounds, in comparison with the Barroso Commission, and is likely to move towards political choices oscillating between continuity and a break with the past, argues Yves Bertoncini.
Brexit 17-09-2014

The EU and referenda on independence – a leap in the dark?

The referendum on independence for Scotland puts the EU in an unprecedented situation which is worth assessing on the basis of a series of legal, political and diplomatic considerations, writes Yves Bertoncini.
Yves Bertoncini, director of Notre Europe [Parti socialiste/Flickr]
EU Priorities 2020 22-07-2014

New president, new ‘Constitution’?

Juncker's election might mark a new phase of European construction. But the Union's institutional, political and constitutional foundations need renovation, writes Yves Bertoncini.
French EU flags
EU Elections 2014 16-06-2014

Germany capitalises on French loss of influence in Parliament

France lost two top jobs in the European parliament when Joseph Daul and Daniel Cohn-Bendit chose to end their European careers. France's loss means more influence for other EU member states, notably Germany, EURACTIV France reports.
Yves Bertoncini, photo Notre Europe
Enlargement 09-05-2014

Analyst: perceptions about enlargement differ in ‘older EU’

The perception of enlargement varies widely in the older members. Germany and Spain are globally satisfied, but there are specific difficulties in countries like France or the UK, where people insist more on the negative consequences of the recent enlargement, Yves Bertoncini told EURACTIV Serbia in a recent interview.
EU Elections 2014 26-02-2014

Europe: An ode to fear?

The EU was not the cause of the crisis, even if it lacked an effective response to it. The next European Parliament elections should put European integration front and centre instead of slamming the EU too easily, writes Yves Bertoncini. 
Future EU 05-06-2013

The EU and its member states: To recommend is not to command

The recent tension between the French authorities and Brussels over the European Commission's recommendations for reform show more than ever the need to clarify the scope of national and joint powers in economic and social matters, says Yves Bertoncini.

The Lisbon Strategy: the European route to globalisation

The Lisbon Strategy is a challenge for both France and Europe. In France, new presidential and parliamentary cycles are favourable to economic and social reform, argue Yves Bertoncini and Vanessa Wisnia-Weill in this publication from the Robert Schuman Foundation, released in September 2007.