October 12, 2016

Mario Monti: Can national politics still sustain European integration?

Integration is in crisis, and not just in Europe. We have come to the point where we have to ask a fundamental question: do Western democratic systems still have the vision and the energy to support political integration? Look at national debates, for instance over Scotland or Catalonia. Look at global issues, too, like trade. Right now, the World Trade Organisation is struggling to even keep the existing level of integration. In many of our countries, the instincts for bringing … – More

"Brick by brick is taken from the European construction"

Mario Monti


August 22, 2016 - News & Opinions

Jürgen Brandt: A Lesson from Ancient Rome

This is a story from ancient Rome that modern Britain seems to have forgotten. More than 2000 years ago, a father once gathered his older boys around him. He gave them a bunch of sticks. He asked his sons to break the bunch. One after the other tried – but no one succeeded. Then the …

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October 11, 2016 - Young European Voices

Bringing Europe Back Together

Conclusions of United Europe’s 8th Young Professionals Seminar from September 23 to 25, 2016, at Lake Como Europe is in deep crisis. Faced with the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom, the EU’s remaining 27 member states have no common vision on how to take the European project forward. The euro crisis has soured relations …

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