Rome must mark the start of a new Europe

On 25th March 2017, Heads of State and Government will meet in Rome to adopt the "Rome Declaration", supposed to give momentum and direction to the transformations the EU will undergo in the coming years. While Europeans show election after election their attachment to their values of openness and democracy, only an inclusive process, involving the representatives of the European citizens in the European Parliament, will meet their expectations: a Europe for the citizens by the citizens.

300 European academics and intellectuals support Parliament's proposals for EU reform and the March for Europe 2017 in Rome on 25 March 300 European intellectuals and academics call for a EU re-foundation and support the "March for Europe" in Rome on 25 March

Over 300 European intellectuals and academics from across the European Union have signed an appeal in view of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.

Elmar Brok & Jo Leinen: Mr. Tusk, your letter to EU leaders is wrong!

The Co-Chairs of the Spinelli Group in the European Parliament warn against European Council's attempts to repatriate power to national capitals and call upon Heads of State and Government to adopt a roadmap towards a Security Union.

Spinelli Forum 2016

Le Spinelli Forum constitue une occasion de mettre les citoyens en contact avec des experts en affaires européennes, des hommes et des femmes politiques et des personnalités académiques afin de discuter des solutions aux principaux défis auxquels l’Union européenne est confrontée. Le Forum est une initiative tournée avant tout vers les citoyens, dans un esprit d’échange entre les invités et le public.

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300 European academics and intellectuals support Parliament's proposals for EU reform and the March for Europe 2017 in Rome on 25 March
Over 300 European intellectuals and academics from across the European Union have signed an appeal in view of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. The Appeal “ A genuine European Union to ensure welfare, security and democracy ” calls upon the Heads of State and Government meeting in Rome to celebrate the Treaties of Rome to open the way to a re-foundation of the EU on the basis of recent...
Le Spinelli Forum constitue une occasion de mettre les citoyens en contact avec des experts en affaires européennes, des hommes et des femmes politiques et des personnalités académiques afin de discuter des solutions aux principaux défis auxquels l’Union européenne est confrontée. Le Forum est une initiative tournée avant tout vers les citoyens, dans un esprit d’échange entre les invités et le public.

MEP

On 25th March 2017, Heads of State and Government will meet in Rome to adopt the "Rome Declaration", supposed to give momentum and direction to the transformations the EU will undergo in the coming years. While Europeans show election after election their attachment to their values of openness and democracy, only an inclusive process, involving the representatives of the European citizens in the European Parliament, will meet their expectations: a Europe for the citizens by the citizens.
Press release, 03 March 2017 The Spinelli Group welcomes the “White Paper on the Future of Europe” presented by the President of the European Commission yesterday as it contributes to an open debate on the hard choices Europe is facing and that have been postponed for too long. The debate and decisions on the future shape of the European Union cannot and must not be left to national governments...

Shadow European Council

The Co-Chairs of the Spinelli Group in the European Parliament warn against European Council's attempts to repatriate power to national capitals and call upon Heads of State and Government to adopt a roadmap towards a Security Union.
After Brexit, the EU needs to organise a democratic Convention to become a real political union.

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Petition by JEF-Europe. European citizens have made a democratic choice at the European elections. Citizens have a say over who will become the next President of the European Commission. This is what we were told before the elections. It is in line with the spirit and letter of the Lisbon Treaty.
"Si je savais quelque chose utile à ma patrie et qui fût préjudiciable à l’Europe (...), je la regarderais comme un crime."
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