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Germany and France pledge to lead EU forward post-Brexit

Posted by seumasach on October 1, 2017


29th September, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron won backing from Angela Merkel for plans to reform the European Union after Brexit, founded on what the German chancellor called “intense” cooperation between Paris and Berlin.

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David Cameron faces growing rift at EU summit in Brussels

Posted by seumasach on February 18, 2016

“The unease in France that Britain is seeking to secure special protections for the City of London, by giving non-eurozone members a greater ability to stall financial regulation, is highlighted by the appearance of square brackets in an early section in the first document on a proposed new rulebook for eurozone and non-eurozone countries.”

This, of course, lies at the heart of the matter.


18th February, 2016

A leaked copy of the final draft of the blueprint for Britain’s new terms of EU membership suggests that David Cameron heads to Brussels with no certainty over one of his key demands – and signs that differences are widening.

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France’s Hollande proposes creation of euro-zone government

Posted by seumasach on July 20, 2015


19th July, 2015

French President Francois Hollande said that the 19 countries using the euro need their own government complete with a budget and parliament to cooperate better and overcome the Greek crisis

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Towards the world’s first supranational parliament

Posted by seumasach on October 26, 2014

“Les mouvements citoyens anti-austérité ou simplement soucieux de démocratisation du système décisionnel européen seraient bien inspirés de joindre leurs voix pour exiger des élections trans-Euroland. Cela pourrait accélérer la transition.”

The protest movements across Europe remain stuck in the familiar vagaries of “another world is possible”. They need to leave aside their “anotherworldlyness” and find concrete goals. Given that they are not anti-European, for the most part, they should focus on the issue of European or, more specifically, Eurozone construction. The creation of sovereign, democratic structures at Eurozone level is urgent required especially given the failure of national governments to break out of the Atlanticist stranglehold dramatically illustrated by the fiasco of their dealings with Ukraine. The eurozone still has to create an independent foreign and defense policy, deal with the insolvency of its financial institutions and rebuild the real economy.

Un Super-Comité de l’Euroland au sein du Parlement européen ? En route vers le premier Parlement supra-national du monde

Marie-Hélène Caillol

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24th October, 2014

La crise de l’Euro a permis de déployer l’embryon institutionnel de la zone Euro : de la BCE au Sommet de l’Euro via l’Eurogroupe, l’UE et les Etats-Membres se sont rendu compte à partir de 2009 qu’ils avaient omis de doter d’un système de gouvernance ce nouveau souverain apparu en 2002 au sein de l’UE, l’Euroland. Ni l’UE ni les états-membres n’étaient donc en mesure de prendre les décisions qui s’imposaient, encore moins de les mettre en oeuvre. Alors il a fallu créer à toute vitesse les mécanismes et les instances nécessaires. Ce fut fait et cela sauva, temporairement, l’euro.


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