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Archives for EU Priorities 2020

Guest contribution by Pauline Gessant, President of the Young European Federalists (JEF). European citizens have made a democratic choice at the European elections. Citizens have a say over who will become the next President of the European Commission. This is what we were told before the elections. It is in line with the spirit and… » read more

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By Thomas Schuster Basically, the European Union intends to adopt the Basel III accord. For that reason the European Commission drafted a capital requirements directive CRD IV (European Commission 2011a) and a capital requirements regulation CRR (European Commission 2011b) in 2011. Both the directive and the regulation were negotiated under the co-decision rule. Parliament and… » read more

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By Savvas Poulos OPEN LETTER To: Chairman of the European Council, Mr. Herman Van Rompuy Chairman of the European Committee, Mr. Jose Manuel Barroso Chairman of the European Parliament, Mr. Martin Schulz Athens, March 19th, 2013 Honorable Gentlemen, The befalling privatization of the Greek Public Gas Corporation (DEPA) reveals the deadlock into which the European… » read more

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By Stavros Papagianneas The Great Train Robbery is the name given to a £ 2.6 million (£ 46 million = € 53,8 million today) train robbery committed on 8 August 1963 at Bridego Railway Bridge in Buckinghamshire, UK. This is peanuts in comparison to what happened with Cyprus last weekend. After markets closed for the… » read more

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By Andres Laiapea, conservative and a member of the Pirate Party in Estonia. There has been a lot of talk on how the direct election of the President of the European Commission could provide democratic legitimacy. But it might in fact backfire in the most devastating manner. It appears many agree by now that there… » read more

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By Uta Dirksen, Björn Hacker, Maria João Rodrigues, and Winfried Veit. The Eurozone is standing at a crossroads, facing the biggest challenges in its history: the systemic crisis and the political attempts to overcome it have far-reaching consequences for the future of the Economic and Monetary Union, European integration and Europe in the world. By… » read more

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