http://www.theparliament.com/latest-new ... s-message/
Another speaker at the 'state of the union' debate was Javier Solana, former EU high representative for common foreign and security policy.
He said, "Change is made even more important as in 40 years’ time, when no European country will be one of the world's 10 largest economic powers."
Solana also underlined that the political cycle in developed countries of only two years to deal with global problems is too short.
He also underscored that Europe needs more integration to exit the current economic crisis, saying, "This is not going to be an easy task. We have member countries, the UK I have in mind, which are not in a position to move in that direction. How we handle them will be crucial."
http://www.turkishweekly.net/news/13434 ... -life.html
"For me, Ukraine is one of the biggest frustrations of my life" he said in Washington, Ukrayins’ka Pravda newspaper reports.
http://www.europolitics.info/external-p ... 38-44.html
The European Union’s financial crisis has caused it to lose some of the magnetic attraction it had for its European neighbours, the EU’s foreign policy chief from 1999 to 2009, Javier Solana, has said. Musing on where the Union was headed and how far its borders should extend ....
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Com ... z1uadtSK2g
All have a stake in averting a war over Iran’s nuclear program
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Czech, Slovak intellectuals join manifesto against EU collapse
Czech Senate deputy chairman Petr Pithart and Slovak politician Rudolf Chmel and writers Michal Hvorecky and Martin Simecka have joined a manifesto of some 90 European intellectuals who warn against the collapse of the European Union that some major European papers published yesterday.
The signatories include writers Hertha Mueller and Imre Kertesz, film director Wim Wenders, former German president Richard von Weizsaecker and former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt as well as former EU representatives Jacques Delors and Javier Solana.
This is to be in contrast to a Europe built from above, the until now predominating Europe of elites and technocrats, the manifesto reads.
The citizens of a Europe built up from below would be able to better deal with problems which the national governments are unable to solve, such as climate change, immigration and racism.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree ... sfeed=true
Let's create a bottom-up Europe
We want to establish a counter model to the Europe of elites and technocrats, and re-establish its political creativity and legitimacy
That's how you uproot - from the bottom up...
The aim is to democratise the national democracies in order to rebuild Europe in the spirit of the rallying cry: "Don't ask what Europe can do for you but ask what you can do for Europe – by doing Europe!"
A new contract needs to be agreed between the state, the EU, the political structures of civil society, the market, social security and environmental sustainability.
http://phys.org/wire-news/96204544/euro ... elopm.html
Europe meets to discuss progress in energy research and development
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