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World trade after Cancun

  by Tim Rogmans 19/11/2003   The failure of the Cancun summit has been thoroughly analysed by many parties. Inevitably this analysis results in finger pointing at the various countries that are presumed guilty for the failure. Although every player has a different culprit to aim at (« the other guys »), ...

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What common policy of the EU towards the Arab World in 2020?

Executive summary – Seminar GlobalEurope 2020 EU/Arab world (Paris, October 14, 2003) 28/10/2003 The EU’s future common policy towards the Arab World will have to follow a very innovative direction compared to the existing bilateral relations built up by Member-States in the past decades or centuries. Combining objective factors (suchas ...

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Making Enlargement succeed or: how to complete the EU’s Eastern expansion

by Kilian Strauss 30/06/2003   Introduction Europe needs buzzwords to function. After terms like ’Maastricht’ and the ’Single Market’, two issues have come to dominate the European political debate over the last few years : the Euro and Enlargement. Both are equally important projects on the way to closer European integration, ...

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Europe needs more Union

by Kilian Strauss 29/06/2003   History in the making The date of 16 April 2003 will perhaps one day be remembered as ’historic’, along with dozens of others. On this day, an EU summit of a very particular kind was held in the Greek capital Athens. Twenty-five heads of State ...

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Assessing the impact of Eurorings (a decentralized system)

  Executive summary – Seminar Eurorings (Frankurt, February 24, 2003) 07/03/2003   The aim of the third Eurorings seminar which took place in Frankfurt in cooperation with the Municipality, was to examine the impact a decentralised political and administrative EU system could have on the European public service. Thanks to ...

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Transatlantic perspectives on Iraq

by Tim Erickson 07/02/2003 This war has become a highly emotional issue for all of us. Judging it in a sensible light has become more difficult than ever. Your discussion forum does provide a way to listen to various opinions and put them in perspective” – writes a participant from ...

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Franco-German cooperation is reborn from the ashes?

by Harald Greib 25/01/2003 We always talked about it and often: this cooperation between two countries that had overcome their so-called hereditary antagonisms after three wars in less than a century, a cooperation that had made it possible to begin the path towards a peaceful, prosperous and united Europe. France ...

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Defining the new geographical map of the European institutions

Executive summary Seminar Eurorings 2 (The Hague, November 22, 2002) 22/11/2002 A new geography for the European institutions by 2020 The Court of Justice in The Hague, the Central Bank in Frankfurt, the Commission in Paris! The Parliament and the Council in Brussels or in London? The second Eurorings seminar ...

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ERASMUS… and then what?

by Franck Biancheri 12/11/2002   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 ...

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How to avoid having the Copenhagen Summit go down in history as a missed opportunity: the successful enlargement of the European Union !

by Franck Biancheri 10/10/2002   I. Some methodological and operational advises to succeed in Copenhagen The following recommendations, in the line of the ’three scenarios for Enlargement’ published by Europe 2020 in November 2001 and of the “Europe 2020 vision” project, launched in June 2002, are based on the intention ...

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Newropeans Democracy Marathon

  October 2002 – July 2003 03/10/2002   Bringing democracy to new frontiers in size and diversity A series of 100 debate-conferences on the future of Europe Organised by Newropeans and Europe 2020 Thanks to the support of Hippocrène Foundation, ACCOR Group and Bernard Rossmann Held in 100 towns from ...

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EU-StudentVote

  May 9 – 23, 2002 03/05/2002   The first Trans-European online election First European Student Council elected and democratic 82,000 European students elect their representatives by Internet An event organized by Europe 2020 and Newropeans   Thanks to the support of the Hippocrène Foundation, the Robert Schuman Foundation, Andersen, ...

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How to keep the European spirit alive after enlargement ?

by Fred Lafeber 17/04/2002 Introduction ‘Enlargement presents an historic opportunity and an unprecedented political and economic challenge for the ever-evolving institutions of the European Union’. This statement by Gunter Verheugen ‘EU commissioner for enlargement’ is not yet shared by all people in Europe. Only 1 out of 5 EU-citizens believes ...

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Eurorings 1 – Launch seminar

  Paris (Hôtel de Ville), April 15, 2002 15/04/2002   “Towards a new EU institutional geography for a Europe closer to its citizens” Organised in partnership with the City of Paris Seminar’s executive summary Concept The European institutional system is the result of a double requirement strongly consistent with the ...

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Eurorings – Re-inventing the EU’s institutional geography

Executive summary Seminar Eurorings 1 (Paris, April 15, 2002) 15/04/2002 INTRODUCTION Right after the Euro-Launch, just before the enlargement to the Central and Eastern European Countries, and at the time when all the actors of the European construction are engaged in a debate on the in-depth reorganization of EU institutions, ...

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Enlargement in a post-Euro EU: Estimating the new political factors

  ecutive summary Seminar EU-Governance 2020/3 (Paris, February 4, 2002) 04/02/2002     INTRODUCTION The anticipation seminar ” Enlargement in a post-Euro EU: Estimating the new political factors ” organized by the Association Europe 2020, was held on February 4th, 2020, at the Kleber Centre of International Conferences (Paris), thanks ...

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Three scenarios of enlargement by Europe 2020

by Europe 2020 15/01/2002   Scénario A (currently, the official scenario) : The bureaucratic Temptation – Integration in 2004 Agenda: Basing the process of enlargement on the same model as the Euro, this very bureaucratic approach relies on the past experiences of European integration, of legal and administrative up-grading, with ...

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Switching from EU to Euroland Daring the future,

by Franck Biancheri 19/10/2001   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 ...

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