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BBC, November 15, 2007
EU should expand beyond Europe
Foreign secretary David Miliband has suggested that the EU should work towards including Russia, Middle Eastern and African countries...
Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, October 30, 2007
The EU Treaty is the same as the Constitution
Lift the lid and look in the toolbox, and all the same innovative tools are there. The Treaty of Lisbon is a catalogue of amendments. It is unpenetrable for the public.
Anthony Coughlan, Spectrezine, October 17, 2007
Giving the EU a federal state constitution
Susan George, Spectrezine, October 10, 2007
From 'Constitution' to 'reform' -
or from bad to worse
EU Observer, October 3, 2007
New EU foreign policy think tank created
European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)
Stephen Pullinger, ISIS, October 2007
Revising the European Security Strategy - Building a secure Europe in a better world
This article takes up the call of the European Parliament and President Sarkozy, amongst others,
that the European Security Strategy should be revised in light of recent changes in the nature of
the threats and challenges confronting Europe.
Council of European Union, July 17, 2007
Presidency report to the European Council on EU activities in the framework of
prevention, including implementation of the EU Programme for the Prevention of Violent Conflicts.
European Commission, July 17. 2007
Conflict prevention overview
Dan Bilefsky and Stephen Castle, IHT, June 24, 2007
A new road map for Europe
Whatever new cohesiveness has been achieved will also be undermined by a messy, compromise treaty, whose opt-outs for Britain and concessions for Poland have laid to rest the founding father's dream of a unified federal Europe.
Honor May, EUObserver, June 23, 2007
EU leaders scrape Treaty deal at 11th hour
There will be negotiations on a new treaty, which is to be done and dusted by the end of the year and ratified in all member states by mid-2009, ahead of the next European elections. At this time, the EU will get a new foreign minister and a permanent president...
Robert Marquand, Christian Science Monitor,
June 22, 2007
Forging a deeper European unity?
Europe has desired greater unity for decades – answering Henry Kissinger's famous question, "What's Europe's phone number?" Friday and Saturday, a major wrestling match is under way in Brussels over creating a more singular, decisive Europe.
BBC, May 7, 2007
US and EU
agree on a "single market"
The United States and the European Union have signed up to a new
transatlantic economic partnership at a summit in Washington.
The pact is designed to boost trade and investment by harmonising
regulatory standards, laying the basis for a US-EU single market.
Steve Watson, ICH,
May 7, 2007
merger: New global order by stealth
In a sweeping move that has garnered surprisingly little attention
this week the United States and the European Union have signed up
to a new transatlantic economic partnership that will see regulatory
standards "harmonized" and will lay the basis for a merging
of the US and EU into one single market, a huge step on the path
to a new globalized world order.
BBC, March 25 2007
the Berlin Declaration on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of
the signature of the Treaty of Rome.
Tribune, March 23, 2007
of 2057: A big future is seen in poll
he Europe of 2057 is a larger place, its borders stretched eastward
to encompass Turkey and, probably, Russia. It is a greener place,
where wind and sun power have supplanted fossil fuels. It has been
the battleground for at least one new war. And the dominant language
Christian Science Monitor, February
'ripe' for our ideas, says far right
They formed a new bloc in the European Parliament last month and
now receive $1.5 million in public funding.
Judy Dempsey, IHT, May 22, 2008
EU defense spending may clash with military goals
Anew analysis questions whether the EU's goal of becoming a major defense and security player can be met when military spending among the 27 actually declined from 2001 to 2006.
Probably the single most informative homepage with analyses, debates and background articles
Lucia Kubosova - EU Observer, February 21, 2008
Serbian FM says he is ashamed by EU's action on Kosovo - speaking to the EU Parliament