60 Ideas for Europe

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It is a shame that the Lisbon Reform Treaty looks like it is going to be ratified by all 27 countries with only one country putting it to a referendum (Ireland). Similarly it was the case with the EU constitution where only a handful of states had, or were planning, a referendum on the issue.… » read more

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1 million voices petition

It is debated for years of the possibility to include a ‘one million voice’ democratic leverage in a Community Treaty. It means that a petition signed by one million people have to be treated as a direct expression coming from Civil Society. With currently 450 millions inhabitants sharing different views, we can imagine to put… » read more

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Education européenne

Le principe de subsidiarité est coulé dans la jurisprudence européenne. Trop souvent appliqué dans une perspective unilatéralement étatique, il pose de réels problèmes dans le champ éducatif. D’une part, il évacue la dimension ” common values”, d’autre part il ignore la dimension transnationale en matière éducative et culturelle( notamment quand des enquêtes du type Pisa… » read more

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Dos Europas

Una sola Europa ya no es operativa: el fracaso de la Constitución lo demuestra. La posición egoísta de álgunos países impiden el avance de la Unión. Debe crearse un núcleo pionero que esté dispuesto a avanzar políticamente a través de una nueva Constitución. El resto de los países deberán quedar a la espectativa de incorporarse… » read more

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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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