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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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Immigration, Civilisations, European Integration …, only one question matters: Do we want or not that the immigrants’ children become true Europeans?

{Since WWII, almost all EU countries, one after the other, have discovered the issue of immigration, while for decades or centuries they were only emigration countries.} {{France is the only European country facing immigration for almost two centuries}} UK, Germany, Holland, Scandinavia, Italy, Spain, … all of them have been ...

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Democratize the EU… and citizens will agree to pay a European tax!

by Franck Biancheri 03/07/2001 The Euro is coming, gradually shaking up the habits inherited from 50 years of European integration from which the peoples have been excluded: out of necessity at the beginning, then out of habit. No currency without a country – No Euroland without democracy And these habits ...

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