60 Ideas for Europe

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European Union is build and continues to progress based on shared values and interests of all member states toward a common vision. No doubt it is a success story of its own. It is very important that countries with different cultures and interests stick together and discuss their common future. Member countries use the diversity… » read more

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Europe beyond Europe.

The boundaries of Europe are vague and hard to establish. Our borders are the principles and values that inspired the Fathers of the united Europe: democracy, social justice, peace. All these values constitute our border. That is why Europe has the duty to promote and diffuse those universal achievements, especially between our nearest neighbours of… » read more

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The EMI proposes that the President of the European Council (who occupies this position for two years) does not exercise the limited powers of representation in the areas of Foreign Affairs and Security, as described in the Lisbon Treaty. The President should be the leading representative of the EU in these areas and should be… » read more

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If the EU considers itself, according to the Rawlsian definition, a “decent” supranational organization, its budget for overseas development cannot stay at the current miserly percentage of EU GDP. The objective of 0.7% of GDP is perfectly possible, as the Scandinavian countries have demonstrated. This must be one of the star proposals of the EMI… » read more

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The EU Foreign Office should not be formed merely by those designated by the EU Council and Commission, as the Lisbon Treaty establishes. This leaves the rest of the members of the EU Foreign Office to come from each Member State. It is vital that the EU has a diplomatic service which is large, coordinated… » read more

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Proposition de thème au sein de l’atelier “Europe politique” par Dusan Sidjanski Comment l’Union européenne peut-elle ou doit-elle gérer l’alliance avec les Etats-Unis et le partenariat avec la Russie ? L’alliance à la lumière de la guerre en Irak, de l’intervention de l’OTAN en Afghanistan, de la crise financière et des réalisations ou problèmes de… » read more

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