Will EU become federation?

Four European countries signed a document calling for more European integration. They proposed to enhance the EMU in its social dimension, to make the EU more democratic and to harmonise EU states’ foreign policies. 

A document calling for a faster and deeper European integration was signed on the 14th of September by the presidents of the Lower Chambers of the Parliament of Italy (Laura Boldrini), France (Claude Bartolone), Germany (Norbert Lammert) and Luxembourg (Mars di Bartolomeo) in Rome. The document, addressed to the other European partners, makes bold statements about the future of the European Union, and even hints at a possible “Federal Union of States”, The New Federalist magazine writes.

This declaration has been written as the EU is living difficult times: during the last months the Greek crisis, terrorism and the massive arrivals of refugees have made obvious that the EU as we know it today is not ready to deal with all the challenges is going to be confronted with. These themes and others, such as climate change, unnemployment and inequality are tackled in the text. 

According to the four residents, there is one potential solution to these difficulties: “more and not less European Union. (...) The ongoing integration process should not be limited to economic and financial policies, the single market and the agricultural policies. On the contrary, it should include all the aspects related to the European ideal, such as the social and cultural dimensions, as well as foreign policy, security and defence”.

The document signed in Rome puts also the accent on the role of the Parliaments: according to Lammert, we need a "new and reinforced role of the Parliaments: we are not rivals with the EU Parliament, on the contrary we are partners".

3280 views


More World news

Alexander Rahr: ‘’While the West is struggling to create a monopolar world, there will be no fight against terror

Alexander Rahr: ‘’While the West is struggling to create a monopolar world, there will be no fight against terror"

The German political scientist on the possibilities of cooperation between Russia and the West in the sphere of ensuring the global security

Whether it is possible to create united center to combat international terrorism

Whether it is possible to create united center to combat international terrorism

Видео

Today, the 6th Moscow Conference on International Security MCIS-2017 continues its work

Irina Deriugina: Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation has stunning president

Irina Deriugina: Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation has stunning president

Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation has a stunning president - the first vice-president of the republic Mehriban Aliyeva, the head coach of the Ukrainian national rhythmic gymnastics team, the vice-president of the Gymnastics Federation of Ukraine …

France: problem of next president

France: problem of next president

None of the candidates in case of victory can hope for a quiet presidency

Stoltenberg: Turkey has right to prosecute coup suspect, but...

Stoltenberg: Turkey has right to prosecute coup suspect, but...

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned Turkey it must fully respect legal due process, as Ankara continues to make mass arrests after last July's failed coup. "Turkey has the right to protect itself and to …

Naryshkin: no one immune from terrorist attacks

Naryshkin: no one immune from terrorist attacks

No single country, no single region can be a safe haven, no one is immune from terrorist attacks, Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service chief Sergey Naryshkin said at the 6th Moscow Conference on International …

Ukraine building up military presence near Crimea

Ukraine building up military presence near Crimea

Ukraine is increasing the military presence of government forces near its borders with Russia's Republic of Crimea, the head of Crimea’s government committee for inter-ethnic relations, Zaur Smirnov said. …

Zakharova: US strikes on Syria make no sense and violate international law

Zakharova: US strikes on Syria make no sense and violate international law

US strikes on the Syrian air base violated international law and made neither military nor political sense, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said. "That was something really unacceptable …

Svetlana Krasnikova: Kazakh gymnasts always pleased to compete in Baku

Svetlana Krasnikova: Kazakh gymnasts always pleased to compete in Baku

Kazakh gymnasts are always pleased to visit tournaments in Azerbaijan, the coach of the Kazakh national rhythmic gymnastics team Svetlana Krasnikova said, speaking to the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza on the eve of the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics …

Sevara Karimova: Rhythmic gymnastics has always been at high level in Azerbaijan

Sevara Karimova: Rhythmic gymnastics has always been at high level in Azerbaijan

The Uzbek national rhythmic gymnastics team likes Baku very much, the coach of the national team, which arrived to the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup, Sevara Karimova said, speaking to the correspondent of Vestnik …

more World news