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3 July 2014 – After two decades of weak leadership, the European Commission is finally led again by a person with authority and vision. Furthermore, Juncker’s selection decreased the democratic deficit of the EU and strengthened the European Parliament. For (...) by
Game, Set and Match: the European Council chooses the path of democracy and appoints Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission
29 June 2014 – At the 26 June 2014 European Summit, the European Council discussed strategic priorities for Europe in the next five years and, more importantly, took a decision on the nomination of the next President of the European Commission. This decision (...) by | 4 comments
6 November 2013 – The tragic shipwreck off Lampedusa that has taken 359 lives raises numerous issues. The continuous flow of migrants towards Europe’s southern countries is a heavy burden on the crisis- ridden nations and causes innocent victims. The governments (...) by
17 October 2013 – We knew the ‘appalled economists’, those researchers who outlined, after a long theoretical reflection and precise statistical checks, the existence of a new law following which we would live better lives if we spent more than we earn. Now come (...) by ,
20 December 2011 – “European integration will only be achieved through intergovernmentalism because Europe will have to make strategic choices, political choices”. This sentence, extracted from Nicolas Sarkozy’s speech given in Toulon reveals that France does not (...) by ,
12 December 2011 – One year after the Belarusian 2010 presidential elections, JEF-Europe and its national, regional and local sections still express their concerns about the lack of democratic legitimacy, due to undemocratic election processes, especially (...) by
11 December 2011 – The proposed new Treaty will constrain Eurozone members’ ability to run a budget deficit. This is a crucial first step towards fiscal union. However, since it is truly the tipping point in European integration, European peoples should not be left (...) by
22 November 2011 – At the end of the 1980s, when I was a child, a legendary Soviet rock musician and songwriter Viktor Tsoi was enormously popular with his song titled “The Changes”. Soviet citizens exhausted from the totalitarian control of the state were singing (...) by
18 November 2011 – The integrity and the integration of the European Union (EU) have been debated for several decades. Various questions have been raised about integration and the EU’s integrity, but one should also ask to what degree is the EU as a whole affected (...) by
15 November 2011 – At the close of October 2011, the world’s seventh billionth baby was said to have been born. Danica May Camacho, born in the Philippines, is the second child of parents Camille Dalura and Florante Camacho and instantly became the centre of the (...) by
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