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Mrz 2017

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After 60 years of European integration: a new variable geometry? By Michael Wohlgemuth

The EU has good reasons to celebrate its last 60 years – or at least most of it: it promoted peace, democracy and cooperation among its members and created the world’s largest single market. The seemingly unidirectional process of ever further enlargement and ever further deepening of the Union, however, has come to an end […]

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pieter cleppe

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Mrz 2017

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A glimpse at EU member states’ guidelines for the Brexit negotiations. By Pieter Cleppe

Dutch daily De Volkskrant has more on the long-awaited ‘guidelines’ that will determine the position of the 27 remaining EU member states in the upcoming Brexit negotiations. Open Europe’s Pieter Cleppe provides a summary of the revelations. The document only contains ten pages and would only have been seen by six ...

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MvL

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Mrz 2017

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‘Multi-speed’ Europe, a misleading term. By Prince Michael of Liechtenstein.

After the United Kingdom’s Brexit ballots were counted, the European Union establishment – from the Commission in Brussels, to the Presidency of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, to capitals throughout the bloc – predicted hysterical scenarios. One mantra called for “punishing” the UK to prevent other members from ...

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wohlgemuth

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Mrz 2017

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Das Weißbuch der EU-Kommission zur Zukunft Europas. Ein Kommentar von Michael Wohlgemuth

Vergangene Woche stellte Kommissionspräsident Juncker das jüngste Weißbuch der Kommission vor: „Die EU der 27 im Jahr 2025 – Überlegungen und Szenarien“ (Sie finden es hier). Willkommene Offenheit Das Weißbuch lässt viele Fragen und noch mehr Antworten offen. Und das ist gut so. Es bietet einen Anstoß für eine ...

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pieter cleppe

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Feb 2017

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Juncker has “four or five scenarios” in mind for EU integration after Brexit. By Pieter Cleppe

Belgian daily Le Soir has obtained information about the broad thrust of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s revamped proposals for EU integration after Brexit. What to make of them? Open Europe’s Pieter Cleppe gives his take. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s ‘White Paper’ ...

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vincenzo scarpetta

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Feb 2017

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Is the relationship between Juncker and Berlin cracking? By Vincenzo Scarpetta

At least three elements in the past couple of days have led me to think that the relationship between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Germany may be cracking. Merkel asked Juncker to delay publication of revamped EU integration plans Earlier this week, Italian daily La Repubblica reported that Juncker may ...

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