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On the one hand, the EMI approves the fact that Art. 79 TFEU establishes the regulation of immigration policy in terms comparable to the Draft Constitution. However, when mention is made of the right of each Member State to establish “volumes of admission”, the article does not dare to speak about a common policy with… » read more

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The current legislation relating to European companies is woefully inadequate. After many years of effort and waiting, we have only managed to come up with the anaemic Regulation 2157/2001 and Directive 2001/86/CE. These are a mish-mash of different national laws with a superficial nod to EU-wide themes. Under the pretentious title of Societas Europaea we… » read more

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In certain areas of law, we need to adopt and apply a basic code of civil law which is common to all Member States. Let us be clear from the start, that we are not proposing to harmonize all the civil law of all the Member States, since much of this law is embedded in… » read more

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The realization of the decision of common Europe declared in The Hague 60 years ago – as it can be seen by experiences of the past 60 years – is a historic deed spanning over epochs having several components. One of the outstanding elements of it is forming the awareness of the society, realizing the… » read more

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Most museums, schools, governments and cultural organizations complain about the lack of interest for arts, culture and cultural heritage by younger people. Attempts to lure a younger public of diverse cultural backgrounds into our cultural institutions usually end in tears and frustration. But lets be honest here: if you have to decide between having a… » read more

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In an integrating Europe and globalizing world, stop changing names of cities each time you cross a border! There should be, as from say 2010, only one identification. Each city or public place should have only one official name, that is as called by the citizen who lives there. Instead, today, the archaic habit persists… » read more

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The harmonization of indirect taxation is a crucial aim. (It is recommended in Art. III-171 of the Draft Constitution, also in art. 93 TCE Nice, and also in Art. 113 TFEU Lisbon). Why is this harmonization so important? Precisely because it levels conditions in the different Member States and avoids distortions which can lead to… » read more

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As far as the budget is concerned, we need to focus primarily not on expenditure but on those aspects of fiscal policy of the Member States which fall under the remit of the EU. The first priority is to eliminate the idea of unanimity- that is to say, the right to veto- in decisions pertaining… » read more

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