The world order is changing. The rise of new global players such as China, India and Brazil risks the marginalisation of Europe. Europe's neighbouring Arab countries struggle to become democratic. Global warming requires a radical systemic response. The banking crisis exposes the fundamental weakness of current financial rules.
British Liberal MEP Andrew Duff was re-elected President of the Union of European Federalists at the Congress in Brussels on 25-27 March 2011.
After an overwhelming vote of confidence in his presidency, Duff said It’s a great privilege to be able to continue to lead the Union of European Federalists for another two-year term.
One of the most important challenges for European integration is the strengthening of the sense of a European belonging
It seems a well established fact that the loyalty to the nation-state is stronger than European belonging, as evidenced by all recent Eurobarometer surveys.
By Lucio Levi, president of the Movimento Federalista Europeo and professor of Political Science and Comparative Politics at the University of Torino in Italy
After the fall of the fascist regimes in Mediterranean Europe, in Latin America and in Asia and after the fall of the communist regimes in the big region that for fifty years was under the control of the Soviet Union, now the time has
Just 3 days prior to the presidential elections, inside Belarus the message is not easy to ignore. From Ottawa to Buenes Aires, from Tirana to Stockholm famous monuments are going quiet, while banners are expressing demands such as “Free Belarus”, “Give a Voice to the Citizens of Belarus” or simply “Give a Voice to Democracy”.
By Savino Rua, member of the Union of European FederalistsThe United Kingdom and France have concluded this week a military cooperation agreement covering, among other issues, the establishment of a joint combined force, the sharing of military assets and information and even cooperation in managing their atomic arsenal.
By Guido Montani, UEF Vice-President
The European Parliament has defined the European Union a “Supranational democracy”. Unfortunately, the citizens’ behaviour mitigates this statement: since the first European election of 1979, until the last election of 2009, the turnout continuously decreased. Without doubt, a participation problem exists.
By Guido Montani, Vice-President of the Union of European Federalists
The European Monetary Union is in danger and, since the EMU is the most important achievement of sixty years of European integration, this means that the survival of the European Union itself is also at stake. The cause is not simply the Greek crisis but also the inadequate governance of the EU itself.