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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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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.
Friday 24th october marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption by the European Parliament of the Draft Treaty establishing the European Union. The rapporteur was Altiero Spinelli. The vote on 14 February 1984 was by 238 in favour to 31 against with 43 abstentions. Andrew Duff MEP, who co-chairs with Jo Leinen the Spinelli Group of federalist MEPs in today's Parliament, says: "Spinelli's draft...
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