Roundtable: A Window for EU Reform – How to Strengthen the Euro

With a year of crucial European elections coming to an end, we are delighted to bring together an outstanding panel to discuss the different proposals for strengthening the Euro. Time is very short, if a meaningful reform is to be agreed before the next electoral cycle. Europe cannot afford to waste this opportunity. Topic: A …

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Towards a constitutional moment? Alternative scenarios for a EU Treaty Reform

After eight months with more than 20 events from schools to institutions of the highest level in seven different EU Member States (see the list at, the final event of the Romano Manifesto will be hold at the European Parliament in Brussel on 27th November at 15.00 hrs. Programme: You can register for the …

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Coming Out of the Euro Crisis: A Viewpoint From Spain

Drawing on his expertise on financial markets, Fernando Primo de Rivera in this contribution for United Europe gives a very interesting view of the euro crisis. Thanks to the structural reforms it was forced into, Spain is coming out of the crisis much stronger than it was before. The year 2017 offers Europe a unique …

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Walter Schlebusch: Why the euro is good for Europe

Generations of Europeans have worked hard and long to unite our continent. We mustn’t gamble away today what they have achieved over decades. We should explain to people why we need the European Union. As individual nations, we risk to be ground between the future great powers – China, India, Russia, the United States. Also, our …

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“The Future of the Euro”: First Alumni Evening in Munich

Dr. Walter Schlebusch, CEO of Giesecke & Devrient and member of the board of United Europe, is hosting a discussion evening with United Europe’s alumni and younger members on the topic of “The Future of the Euro”   What:  A United Europe debate Host:  Dr. Walter Schlebusch, Giesecke & Devrient When:  Tuesday November 8, 2016, …

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United Europe’s Board on the Brexit Vote

Dear members and supporters, Brexit is a dangerous setback for Europe. Over the coming months and years, British voters will painfully find out what their “No” to EU membership will cost them politically, economically and culturally. The remaining European Union will also suffer in terms of economic growth, political cohesion and international standing. At United …

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Sylvie Goulard on Europe’s Crisis

This is by far the most serious situation that the European Union has ever experienced. It is under pressure from several crises at the same time – crises so large and important that having to deal with just one of them would be bad enough. We are now paying the price of non-action: Non-action over …

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How Euro Area Deepening Can Reduce the Risk of Brexit

A report by Daniela Schwarzer BERLIN—While British Prime Minister David Cameron is travelling Europe from The Hague to Paris, from Warsaw to Berlin to kick off negotiations on Britain’s relationship with the EU, German and French political leaders are working behind the scenes on how to deepen the euro area. In a recently leaked joint letter addressed …

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Economics: Greek problems could foster economic blueprint for eurozone

  The Greek financial crisis has been a missed opportunity for eurosceptic parties to put forward new ideas for the European Union. They have achieved nothing since sweep- ing gains in the 2014 elections. But the Greek crisis could still be used by the EU to formulate a new way of dealing with countries in …

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Cheap oil and weak euro could drive Europe’s growth

  The European Central Bank seems focussed on showering commercial banks with new money. But Quantitative Easing will not fix all the problems over the next 18 months. These are rooted in a lack of structural reform and growth. Eurozone prices have dropped 0.6 per cent in the last 12 months and signs are that …

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