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Study: “Globalization and the EU: Threat or Opportunity?”

The latest study of eupinions has found out that 44 percent of Europeans see globalization as a threat rather than an opportunity. In addition, fear of globalization is one of the main drivers for the election of populist parties. But what does that mean for European integration? Are Europeans similarly concerned about this and does …

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New year, new board members, new programme!

At our General Assembly on December 12,2017 at the Würth Haus in Berlin, Julia Reuss and Sabine Sasse were introduced as new managing directors to the present members. They thanked their predecessors Jenny Paul and Bettina Vestring, who were also present, for their excellent work over the last few years and their great support in handing …

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Germany and France must take the lead to reform the European Union!

Under the topic “A Window for EU Reform – How to strengthen the Euro” United Europe had invited members and personalities from politics and economy to a panel discussion on December 12 at Würth Haus Berlin. At the end of a year of crucial European elections, an outstanding panel discussed the different proposals for strengthening …

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Europe’s place in the global village

“In the coming year, the good economic situation will open up the opportunity to make Europe panic- and future-proof through sustainable reforms. Modified – “Never waste a good opportunity”!  If you travel by nostalgia train, you risk waking up in the museum of local history!” Are Europe’s crises finally over or are we still in …

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Mutineers victory huge shot in arm for stop Brexit movement

By Hugo Dixon. Dominic Grieve, Anna Soubry, Nicky Morgan and their band of Tory MPs are national heroes. Yesterday they put the country’s interest ahead of their party. These so-called mutineers have ensured that parliament will take back control from Theresa May and have a meaningful vote on whatever, if any, divorce deal she manages …

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“A unique opportunity to reshape Europe”

Final event of the Rome Manifesto Tour in Brussels After more than 20 events in seven European countries, the final event of the Rome Manifesto took place on 27 November in the European Parliament in Brussels. Together with the German-Italian Centre for European Excellence, Villa Vigoni, United Europe brought together a group of leading young …

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Emmanuel Macron is honoured with the Charlemagne Prize 2018

“The Board of Directors of the Society for the Conferring of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen have chosen to present the 2018 award to the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, in recognition of his vision of a new Europe and of the re-establishment of the European project, of a new European sovereignty …

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Olaf Scholz and Kai Diekmann on Populism

Why is populism spreading across the societies of Europe, the United States and Japan? To start off the opening debate of United Europe’s Young professional Seminar on “The Populist Challenge” from 6 to 8 October in Hamburg, Olaf Scholz pointed to countries like Denmark, Austria, the Netherlands or Germany that have few welfare, economic or …

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Bianca Achatz: What Populists Leaders Have in Common

The Young Professionals Seminar in October 2017 in Hamburg focussed on “The Populist Challenge“ in Europe, and I was fortunate to discuss this important topic with so many engaged and enthusiastic follow Europeans. The focus for my contribution to this seminar was to analyse contemporary populists and their common traits. The first thing to do …

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A Test for Europe’s German Anchor

Daniela Schwarzer, member of the United Europe board and Research Director of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), about the foreign policy effects of the German federal elections: While Germany’s center has held, its policy consensus is about to be tested. With the far-right AfD party in the Bundestag, the German public will be …

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