ΜΕΛΕΤΗ: ΤΟ ΚΕΡΔΟΣ ΤΗΣ “ΠΕΡΙΣΣΟΤΕΡΗΣ ΕΥΡΩΠΗΣ”

Η οικονομία της Ευρώπης θα μπορούσε να κερδίσει μέχρι και 800 δισεκατομμύρια ευρώ -6% του σημερινού ΑΕΠ-, σύμφωνα με μελέτη του ΕΚ, αν τα κράτη μέλη προωθούσαν και άλλο την κοινή, ευρωπαϊκή, δράση τους, Μόνο η δημιουργία ψηφιακής αγοράς θα απέφερε επιπλέον 260 δισ. Η μελέτη εξέτασε τη συνολική εξοικονόμηση πόρων σε σειρά πολιτικών σε…

EUROSTAT REGIONAL YEARBOOK

The European Union places considerable emphasis on cohesion policy, with the objective of bringing Europe’s regions and cities closer together in economic, social and environmental spheres. The Eurostat regional yearbook provides an overview of official, regional statistics that are available within Europe. It is thus a helpful tool to understand the regional diversity that exists…

A NEW DEAL FOR EUROPEAN DEFENCE: COMMISSION PROPOSES INDUSTRIAL ACTION PLAN

The European Commission has today presented a roadmap for measures to strengthen the Single Market for defence, to promote a more competitive defence industry and to foster synergies between civil and military research including details and timelines for the actions. These actions include preparing a roadmap for a comprehensive EU-wide security of supply regime; practical…

IDEAS FOR A BETTER EUROPE

A better Europe? Almost 70 years have passed since the end of the Second World War, and European countries today act not only as respectful and peaceful neighbours, but have constructed a common political system and integrated it within their own societies. But are we taking it for granted? What ideas does the current generation…

CHART OF THE WEEK: POLITICAL GROUPS IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT SINCE 1979

The results of the European Parliament election of May 22-25 have been described as “a shock, an earthquake” by the French Prime Minister because of unprecedented gains by anti-establishment and in some cases xenophobic parties denouncing the European status quo. The long-term trends, however, indicate a different perspective. Much of the pan-European comment, as always,…

ΕΥΡΩΠΑΪΚΟ ΒΡΑΒΕΙΟ ΝΕΟΤΗΤΑΣ ΚΑΡΛΟΜΑΓΝΟΣ

Στις 26-29 Μαϊου συναντήθηκαν νέοι και νέες από τα 28 κράτη μέλη της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης, στα πλάισια της απονομής του Ευρωπαϊκού Βραβείου Νέοτητας Καρλομάγνος για το έτος 2014. Η Ερμέλα Γιάννα, μέλος της Ομάδας νέων του ΔΙΚΤΥΟΥ για τη Μεταρρύθμιση στην Ελλάδα και την Ευρώπη, συμμετείχε στην απονομή του Ευρωπαϊκού Βραβείου Νεότητας Καρλομάγνος, στο Άαχεν…

ENGAGING EUROPE IN THE WORLD

The G7 might have no more European members in it by 2050. But the European Union could certainly be a member if it so wished. This manifesto signed by Jacques Delors, Antonio Vitorino, Pascal Lamy, Eneko Landaburu, Etienne Davignon, Elisabeth Guigou, Nicole Gnesotto, Philippe de Schoutheete, Elvire Fabry et Sami Andoura, calls on the European…

EUROPE IS STILL STANDING

BRUSSELS – Judging from the headlines, one might get the impression that the 400 million citizens eligible to participate in the recent European Parliament elections voted massively against the European Union. True, anti-establishment, mostly Euroskeptic, parties won about one-fifth of the vote. But to characterize the election result as a rejection of Europe simply is…

MIND THE GAP

How to Close the EU’s Democratic Deficit The European Union’s democratic deficit has rarely been on clearer display than on May 26, the day after polls closed for elections to the European Parliament. Despite the fact that forces hostile to the EU had made enormous gains, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso announced that the…