25/09/2005 Abstract This contribution will provide a short analysis of the concept of “path dependence” and its relevance for understanding the European Union (EU). It is assumed that apart from the official (documented) objectives which are supposed to put Europe on a specific track of peace, prosperity, multilateralism, human ...Read More »
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The Inevitable process of differentiation Euroland / European Union ’Post-Referendum Anticipation Paper N°1’
by Franck Biancheri 02/06/2005 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 ...Read More »
Should the European Internet be dependent on the US Department of Commerce?
by régis Jamin 18/04/2005 On 12 October 2004, the European Commission, after several years of work and following a tedious call for tenders, finally signed a contract with Eurid, formalizing its status as the “EU” registry. Would European identification on the Internet, known as’.EU’, finally be available to European companies ...Read More »
Freeing the European Company
by Régis Jamin 18/04/2005 By Régis Jamin, Member of Europe2020, Member of the Internet Society, Member of the Senate Club, Member of the Institut Montaigne. A prospective study published by the NIC (National Intelligence Council, the CIA Director’s Think Tank) provoked an outcry from our Brussels officials last week. It ...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 »
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 »
The future of EU-Asia relations
GlobalEurope 2020 (London, Sept. 29, 2004) – Speech of H.E. Edgardo B. Espiritu, Philippine Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s 29/09/2004 I would like to thank the organizers and the hosts of this Seminar for inviting me to participate in this very interesting seminar aimed at deepening our ...Read More »