Future of Europe

Debate on the future of Europe

Plenary speech by Greens/EFA Co-President Philippe Lamberts

Philippe Lamberts challenges Irish PM on taxation & climate change


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We must renew the purpose of the European project

Future of Europe

With Brexit looming, and the EU facing a range of external and internal challenges, we must renew the sense of purpose of the European project. If we are to face these problems, and rebuild citizens' faith in our institutions, we need a Europe that really delivers for its citizens


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Debate on the future of Europe

EFA Group President J-M Terricabras speaks in the EP debate on the future of Europe


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© Duncan Walker

Debate on the future of Europe

25.05.2016

Part 2 - Making the (green) case for Europe – Europe as Emotion

As a self-proclaimed “pro-European force”, the Greens consider that European solutions and EU-wide solidarity are essential to address the numerous crises our societies are faced with. At the same time, we also openly criticize the policies decided at the EU level and the liberal-conservative political majority that takes them. But in an increasingly polarized political debate on Europe, between “populist revolution” and “coalition of the status quo”, the Green voice should have a distinctive resonance – how could we achieve that?


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© Duncan Walker

Debate on the future of Europe

06.04.2016

Part 1 - The (dire) state of the Union

From Ukraine to Syria, in a terror-stricken context, from refugees to economic imbalances, the accumulation of the internal and external crises, is laying bare the current limits of EU integration and intergovernmental solutions. Solidarity is receding and with it the spirit of European integration. Citizens’ disconnection from the institutions has morphed into strong anti-establishment populist movements, often of the worst radical right colours. And foreign powers do not shy from fanning the flames of the internal crises, fostering further EU destabilisation.


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