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Sin un nuevo indicador de valor de la calidad de los recursos humanos que garantice la marcha estable de todos los planes y programas previstos para la EU de los 2040 el trabajo de los 25 años anteriores se pierde como consecuencia del envejecimiento acelerado de los RH. Yo les propongo leer mi propuesta de… » read more

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The EU budget should be decomposed into three distinct parts. Part I would include redistributive operations, including all structural funds and horizontal transfers required to bring net balances in line with relative prosperity. Part II would describe activities for the provision of European public goods: it would show on the revenue side own resources and… » read more

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The growth of the European economy needs support by the Union’s budget. Hence, exploiting the strength of the euro, allowance should be made for the possibility of tapping capital and stock markets with Community loans to finance specific projects of European scale and value added, that add to capital stock and have measurable positive returns,… » read more

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The overall fiscal burden on European citizens is already high and should not be increased. The present ceiling on own resources – set at 1.27 per cent of aggregate GNI – appears on the whole adequate for the present and perspective tasks of the Union, if the ceiling is fully utilised by removing the implicit… » read more

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In a reformed EU budget spending programmes should be forward-looking and reflect common goals and priorities. The regulatory tasks of the European Union do not require large resources, although larger spending seem in order to fund projects of common interest in the fields of research, material and immaterial infrastructures, internal and external security, and also,… » read more

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There is vast empirical evidence in Europe and around the world which shows that Independent Central Banks are far better able to achieve their aims than Central Banks which suffer from political influence. The ECB is a sterling example as its policies are not affected by political actors. Economic theory also shows that political considerations… » read more

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Our social welfare cannot be defended nationally, but involving ourselves in the construction of fairer commercial relations for every country, as well as creating institutions aiming to govern globalization. Europe cannot be just an economic lobby. It must become a influencing group in favour of democracy and human rights. It will only remain faithful to… » 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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