Blog theme: Future of Europe
On the EU reflection paper about security and defence
The Commission is adopting a 'thin' view of security and defence. Its focus on the military does little to refashion European policy.
On the EU reflection paper about euro reform
The paper on the deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union is good. Next up are reforms on democracy, macroeconomics, and finance.
Thoughts on the future of EU defence
The EU is moving ahead with further integration on Common Security and Defence Policy. Much remains to be done in 2017 and beyond.
On the EU reflection paper about globalisation
The Commission's reflection paper on harnessing globalisation is a good starting point. However, it needs more political ambition.
Thoughts on the European Pillar of Social Rights
The proposed European Pillar of Social Rights is a step in the right direction. Ambitious initiatives and legislation must follow suit.
Open comment on the Commission's White Paper
The Commission's White Paper is a good starting point for the discussion on the EU future. Though it can be improved even further.
Comment on the 60 years of European integration
The 25th of March 2017 is the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. Mixed results have been achieved. There is hope for something better.
Thoughts on the White Paper about the future of Europe
The Commission could have done better. Its neutrality does not help move Europe forward.
On the near future financing of the EU
Negotiations over the next Multiannual Financial Framework will likely differ from the previous ones.
What future for the euro area?
An analysis of the three possible models for the medium term reform of the Economic and Monetary Union.