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I first spoke at a conference in favour of Britain joining the the Common Market in 1961 – at the request of Harold Macmillan who needed support for his forthcoming application to join. I have supported the idea ever since and ever more enthusiastically as I see what I had hoped for coming to pass.… » read more

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Economic Government

Trans national and world wide threats for the European Union, low growth rates falling stock prices and inflationary trends makes it more and more necessary to develop a strategy for the creation of a European economic government. The European economic governance has to be based on the principle of solidarity between the different economic zones.… » read more

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When we reside in another European Country we should have the right to vote and to stand as candidates a least up to Regional level. Futhermore there should be a consultative committee formed of EU citizens issue from the other member states to guarantee that the EU country of residence does not infringe on the… » read more

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I think all city councils in the 27 member states should have a European dimension. If we want to bridge the gap between the “ordinary” citizen and European Institutions, we should begin at the first level : provide information, organise conferences and debates in the villages and cities all over the E.U., so that everybody… » read more

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This blog is designed to help make your contribution to the debate on the ‘Europe of the Future’ more interactive. You can contribute to the debate by posting yourself and commenting on other people’s posts. Material posted will be poured into the melting pot of commentry and perhaps become one of the ‘60 Ideas for… » read more

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Clarity on migrants

The European migration policy, so far based only on restrictive measures, should adopt a more sophisticated approach aiming at the social and economic development of the involved countries. The EU needs to clarify its approach to economic refugee status.

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