The parliamentary group leader of the European People's Party (EPP), Manfred Weber, told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that “we want to help (British Prime Minister David) Cameron but we don't want a British Europe, we want a better Europe.” EPP party leader Joseph Daul recently said: “We want Britain to remain in the European Union, but we cannot accept it at any price. That's very clear.” The cep believes that Cameron will not be able to push through major reform changes in his negotiations with the leaders of the other EU member states.
At a demonstration organized by Pulse of Europe, a pro-European citizen's initiative, Pötzsch presented the Freiburg appeal, published on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, which states: "The EU, and that means all of us, are standing at a crossroads. It is time to remember that in a democracy not only politics but society as a whole is responsible for the future .” Pötzsch therefore appealed to the citizens not to jeopardize the achievements, but to commit themselves to a united Europe. …read more
TALKS ON EUROPE In the Talks on Europe, organised by the Stiftung Ordnungspolitik and the Centrum für Europäische Politik, major European figures take a stance on the situation in Europe, its [...] fields of politics, economics and academia as well as other decision makers from the public and private sectors. The last Talk on Europe was given by Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble on 11 July 2014. Previous Talks on Europe TALKS ON ORDO-LIBERALISM The Stiftung Ordnungspolitik in Freiburg has been holding events on ordo-liberal themes since 2002, in which high
08-03-2017 L’idée d’une Europe à plusieurs vitesses "C’est la solution la plus réaliste", juge Lüder Gerken, président du Centre
Au cep, nous disons depuis longtemps qu’une Europe à plusieurs vitesses est la solution la plus réaliste à défaut d’être la solution idéale. Je suis heureux de voir que le gouvernement allemand le reconnaît enfin.En pratique, nous voyons que les 28 États de l’Union européenne ont des visions tellement différentes qu’il est difficile de réussir une intégration. Or aujourd’hui, je peux dire que l’on est soutenu par les autorités allemandes sur cette question. ..continuer à lire
“After the country’s departure from the EU, this will have to be distributed to the other member states,” writes Matthias Kullas of the Centre for European Policy (cep) in a new study. “In particular
corporations oppose it. This sort of American protectionism is highly undesirable for Europe, although no doubt TTIP opponents here will be jubilant. Surprising therefore that left wingers, like Bernd Riexinger [...] significantly hamper international climate protection efforts, if not stop them altogether. On its own, Europe's possible contribution to emissions reduction is much too small to have any effect. Foreign policy : Trump will be much tougher on asserting American interests than his predecessor. This applies both to US policy in Eastern Europe and the Middle East as well as within NATO, where US
redistribution quotas in Europe was minimal, he said. “The so-called ‘coalition of the willing’ involving France that German politicians talked about for a while has turned out to be practically non-existent.” The current strategy, involved “solving the refugee problem at as geographically remote a location from central Europe as possible", said Pötzsch.
Heads of states and governments of the EU and Turkish premier Ahmet Davutoglu in Brussels on Sunday finalized an agreement on stemming the flow of migrants to the EU. Under the deal, the EU is to pay “an initial” 3 billion euros in aid for the 2.2 million Syrians now in Turkey. Furthermore, the EU leaders offered a “re-energized” negotiating process on Turkish membership of the EU. The Turks could also benefit from visa-free travel to Europe's Schengen zone within a year if Turkey meets conditions on tightening its borders for migrants in the east and moves other benchmarks on reducing departures