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LEAP launches new working group – « Euroland Governance 2020 »: completing the Eurozone’s institutional embryo, securing its democratic articulation

For some twenty years, the building and management of Europe took place in the framework of the European Union (EU) which replaced in 1992 the previous framework, called European Community. This framework is now breathless. Questioned by member-states and citizens alike, attacked on every front, it endangers the European project ...

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La genèse d’Euroland et le rôle éminent du Parlement européen, par Harald Greib

La crise de l’Euro – l’arbre qui cache la forêt La crise de l’Euro n’est qu’une facette, certes très importante, d’une crise généralisée de l’Union européenne. Toutes les crises, dont souffrent actuellement la construction européenne – crise d’influence globale, crise d’efficacité, crise de montée des populismes anti-européens, crise de destin ...

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Towards a resilient international monetary system to systemic crises

Back in April 2010, the World Bank member countries agreed to change its severely criticized governance. This text has never been ratified by the U.S. Congress.On 03/26/2013 the BRICS countries announced the opening in 2014 of their own development bank, a fund with more than 100 billion USD, which will be able to ...

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The Inevitable process of differentiation Euroland / European Union

Since 2003, Europe 2020 has considered as highly probable the appearance of a European crisis resulting from the failure of the Constitution’s ratification process. For this reason, Europe 2020 has been thinking for a long time already about possible alternatives to the Constitution. This reflection took shape along the various ...

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The European Union confronted with the challenge of its own democratization – The greatest political challenge for the EU during the next two decades

{{An immense political “depression” is gaining force throughout the European electorate}} An immense democratic/political “depression” is in the midst of being created in the very heart of European continental politics. The 200 million voters that chose not to participate in June 2004 are the proof. The Euro has broken the ...

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A European proposal for an exit strategy from Iraq

In the present circumstances Iraq has no way out from chaos. Quite the contrary: everyday seems to bring even more confusion and sense of tragedy: militia fights, jail abuses, terrorist attacks, bitter oppositions within the US, soaring human and financial costs of US occupation, lack of leadership and vision, collapse ...

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International Education : the only cement for any Transatlantic Bridge

{{Think of this seemingly stupid sentence :‘the world is getting globalized!’. It does contain something not stupid though as it is true that in today’s world all local issues are now interconnected. From Irak’s war to jobs outsourcing, from scientific research to religious trends, everything happening on our small planet ...

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Middle East 2020 : the region which needs two ‘dreams’

Two years ago, at the first [Miami Transatlantic Week->http://www.tiesweb.org/transatlantic_week/index.htm], participants and speakers from two sides of the Atlantic declared that it was time for both European and American civil societies to help Arabs and Israelis to build up a peaceful and democratic Middle East. In following months, almost every Transatlantic ...

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Middle East 2020 : the region which needs two ‘dreams’

Two years ago, at the first [Miami Transatlantic Week->http://www.tiesweb.org/transatlantic_week/index.htm], participants and speakers from two sides of the Atlantic declared that it was time for both European and American civil societies to help Arabs and Israelis to build up a peaceful and democratic Middle East. In following months, almost every Transatlantic ...

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Bringing Europeans to the Moon

Year 2003, with recent tragedy of US space shuttle Columbia and with very likely launch of a manned spacecraft by China, is definitely closing an era of space conquest and opening a completely new one. The finishing era is the era of USA/Russia complete domination of space conquest; the coming ...

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Bringing Europeans to the Moon

Year 2003, with recent tragedy of US space shuttle Columbia and with very likely launch of a manned spacecraft by China, is definitely closing an era of space conquest and opening a completely new one. The finishing era is the era of USA/Russia complete domination of space conquest; the coming ...

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The three post-war scenarios regarding EU-US relations

In May 1997, in Washington, at the ‘Bridging the Atlantic: People to People’ conference, organized by State Department, EU Commission and Dutch Foreign Affairs, we (a bunch of European and American citizens coming from NGOs and academia) invented TIESWEB in order to increase the relations between European and American civil ...

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Upon whom will the ashes of Baghdad fall down?

In one way or another, this is the question asked to the entire world today. Strangely, the various answers provided to this question do not seem to depend on people’s appreciation of the military campaign along the two usual criteria: . the probability of a military success by one or ...

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ERASMUS … and then what ?

{Recently, the European Commission has been celebrating its 1 million ERASMUS students. Romano Prodi has personally reverberated the event in an article underlining the programme’s success and launching some orientations for the future.} Being among those who made it possible for the ERASMUS programme to be adopted in Spring 1987, ...

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What legislative body for the EU by 2010 ?

Today, at various degrees, the EU has 3 legislative bodies: the Council, the European Parliament and the Commission. That’s a lot for a political entity already made complex by its multinational structural. In a democracy, simple solutions have appeared to be the most sustainable and satifactory ones. The first reason ...

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Switching from EU to Euroland Daring the future,

The unability of the European system to find sustainable ways towards the future, as well as the scattered aspect of the political contributions of the European leaders, show it : the EU has reached a limit. Illegitimate child of the European Community and of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, ...

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If there had been a Laeken Summit’s political message…

– {{With the Euro}}, a fundamental step in the European construction was made. A very strong link, experienced on a daily basis, will now connect the peoples and European citizens. The wish made by the founding-fathers and the post-war generation has become true: “an ever stronger union between the peoples”. ...

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