by Harald Greib 10/02/2005 Some commentators and Member State leaders were surprised that the Spanish government did not consult its neighbours before starting last week a major process of regularising the situation of illegal immigrants. However, the central problem of immigration control at European level comes precisely from the fact ...Read More »
South America – Leading integration
by Ricardo Migueis 03/01/2005 Good economic results are providing South American countries with the momentum for planning national and sub-regional political and economic strategies, but their different stages of development are creating difficulties only a strong leadership can overcome. Strong economic growth based on exports and buoyant demand, particularly ...Read More »
December 17th 2004: the day the European Council lost the EU people’s confidence?
by Franck Biancheri 01/12/2004 All around the EU, and in particular in countries where referenda on the EU Constitution will take place, the question of possible Turkey’s accession to the EU has become, by far, the prominent topic of people’s discussions when it comes to EU’s future. And, if ...Read More »
What common foreign policy for the EU in 2020? EU neighborhood, UN reform, Human resources, Democratic legitimacy
Executive summary – Seminar GlobalEurope 2020 (Helsinki, October 26-27, 2004) 26/11/2004 Organized by Europe 2020 in cooperation with the Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs, in the remarkable Finlandia Hall, this seventh Seminar of Anticipation, opened by Mr Erkki Tuomioja, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland, concluded the first series of ...Read More »
The European Union confronted with the challenge of its own democratization – The greatest political challenge for the EU during the next two decades
by Franck Biancheri 23/11/2004 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. ...Read More »
The Union is an increasingly important global actor
Global Europe 2020 (Helsinki, October 27, 2004) – Speech of Mr Jaakko Laajava, Under-Secretary of State, Finland 27/10/2004 Mr. Chairman, Distinguished participants, Ladies and Gentlemen For the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland it has been an honour to host this important event, the closing session of a series of 7 ...Read More »
Shaping the EU’s Future Role in the World
Global Europe 2020 (Helsinki, October 26, 2004) – Speech of Mr Erkki Tuomioja, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland 26/10/2004 “It is a great honour for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland to act as the host of the seventh Global Europe 2020 session, now held in Helsinki. ...Read More »
Seminar GlobalEurope 7 / Transversal axes
Helsinki (Finlandia Hall), October 26 & 27, 2004 26/10/2004 Organised in partnership with the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Seminar’s executive summary Concept This seventh GlobalEurope 2020 session will take place in Helsinki on October 26th and 27th. It will be organised by the Finnish Ministry of Foreign ...Read More »
What common EU policy towards Asia?
Executive summuray – Seminar GlobalEurope 2020 / UE-Asia (London, September 29, 2004) 20/10/2004 The sixth GlobalEurope 2020 anticipation seminar, organized by Europe 2020 in cooperation with the British Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was located in the magnificent “Locarno Room” (where the actual Locarno Treaty was signed) of the Foreign ...Read More »
European Regional Policy in the Netherlands.
by Laura Trofin 11/10/2004 The Netherlands appears seldom in publications dealing with regional policy, genuine or European. Countries like Spain, Italy, Ireland, Germany mostly incite the researchers interests. Despite the small dimensions of the country and of the structural funds implemented here, the manner in which regional policy is understood ...Read More »