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European muturity
No one now doubts that the European Union's institutions need in depth reform. The crisis has revealed their inadequacies and highlighted shortfalls in the way they are governed. Hence this is the dawn of a new period of reflection and debate about the shape it should take and on how competences...
Long live Schengen!
European integration continues to be a focus in the French presidential campaign in which, as too often is the case, it is playing the role of the scapegoat. This is notably the case with the immigration policy. Europe's population is declining and its demographic situation is catastrophic. It...
A European Treaty without France?
The French Presidential election is weighing heavy on the European Union. One of the candidates wants to re-negotiate the European Economic and Monetary Union's treaty on stability, coordination and governance and is trying to win over some of his political allies. This position comes at the worst...
Europe needs continuity
The financial turbulence has calmed down somewhat. The European economy is showing signs of consolidation and reassuring news has been issued by the business world. The euro zone states are borrowing on the market at acceptable rates. Greece has been the beneficiary of an unprecdented rescue...