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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...
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...
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.
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.
After Brexit, the EU needs to organise a democratic Convention to become a real political union.
Brexit
The Spinelli Group regrets the outcome of the referendum in the United Kingdom and calls for a fast withdrawal process of the UK, a renewal of other Member States' commitment to European political unity and the preparation of a European Convention to reform the Union.
The Spinelli Group calls on the European Council to take resolute action to address the refugee crisis, by endorsing the Commission's proposal for a European Border and Coast Guard and recasting the Dublin Regulation in a spirit of European solidarity. A review of the governance of the Union is essential in order to provide it with the means to avoid humanitarian crises in the future.
At a time when the EU finds itself in a perfect storm of crises, a bold move is needed to reinvigorate the EU and stave off the risk of disintegration. In order to address the inherent weakness of the EU’s monetary and economic governance, this pamphlet proposes a new treaty for the Eurozone: the Protocol of Frankfurt.
What we need are more democratic and better controlled institutions, an independent budget for the euro area, and an outer circle for those countries reticent about an “ever closer union.”

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