• ASEFYLS3 – Youth Intervention at the 12th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (ASEMFMM12)
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    ASEFYLS3 – Youth Intervention at the 12th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (ASEMFMM12)

    Good evening everybody. Honourable Chair, Your Excellencies. We express our deep gratitude for this opportunity to represent the voices of 120 young leaders that have gathered here in Brussels from all 51 ASEM Partner countries to engage in a dialogue on Ethical Leadership. Thank you. Today marks just over two years since our fellow young leaders sat amongst you during the 11th ASEM Summit in Mongolia, urging you to focus on social, environmental and economic connectivity between Asia and Europe. Since then, Asia and Europe have been confronted with unprecedented challenges and events that have a global impact. Facing these challenges requires decisive and bold leadership as well as the…

  • Is the EUROPEAN UNION a CONFEDERATION? – VisualPolitik EN
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    Is the EUROPEAN UNION a CONFEDERATION? – VisualPolitik EN

    The European Union is the Windows of politics. It´s slow, it doesn’t work perfectly OK and sometimes it gets “crashes”. Nonetheless, let’s be honest, the other alternatives are not much better… and can certainly be more costly. At the beginning of this year, it seemed like the far right was unstoppable. Some political analysts claimed that Brexit would be the beginning of the end of European Union. And during this time the international media was full of words like FREXIT or CZEXIT. However, this Euroskeptic furor wasn’t to last long. France has elected a brand new president, Emmanuel Macron, who stands up for the European Union like no one else.…

  • #EUArchives – Founding fathers of the European Union: Altiero Spinelli
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    #EUArchives – Founding fathers of the European Union: Altiero Spinelli

    Above all, we must keep on increasing Parliament’s level of overall involvement. That is why we are calling for a new parliamentary committee that whatever its title, would focus exclusively on this issue. In due course, it would produce interim reports, urging Parliament to choose between the various options put forward and to build as broad a consensus as possible through open debate. The aim would be to have a reform project adopted, with everyone fully aware of the significance and implications.

  • Will there be life after Brexit? European law in the UK after March 2019
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    Will there be life after Brexit? European law in the UK after March 2019

    I was asked, when I told my friends in London at a conference I was at yesterday that I was coming to Birmingham, I was asked ‘are you going to be speaking to the Conservative Party conference?’ and I said ‘no, I don’t think so. I’m going to be speaking to a much more open and lively and vigorous audience and one that is less sceptical about certain things’. So I’m going to do three things now. One is remind us where we are and how we got here. I understand that for most of you this is your first lecture in European Law so I offer you my profound…