Category Archives: Tribunes EN

Stop Nationalisms – Promote Transnationalism (by José Maria Compagni)

The debate on nationalisms and the right to decide rages across Europe once again. Catalonian independentists have managed to place their separatist ambitions at the heart of the political debate. The historic pendulum swings from globalism to independentism and that is to their advantage. I think we are far from seeing the pendulum striking the right balance again and, in

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A Constitution for the EU as a common point of the programmes of European parties for the election 2019 – by Javier Giner

Many Movements in Europe aim to save the EU (pro Europa). For exemple DiEM25, “Mehr Demokratie “, Stand up for Europe, Pulse of Europe, Federalist Movements, Spinelli Group among others. We should explore the possibilities for all Pro-Europe Movements in collaboration with PODEMOS (and other related Parties) creating an Alliance / Coalition that will present a point as a Common

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The European Parliament is a democratic façade — it needs the right to initiate and pass legislation

We built DiEM25 to crush the authoritarian and anti-democratic dogma of Euro-TINA; that There Is No Alternative to the current version of the EU. Not often does our mission receive support from Brussels, the capital of the ailing EU. But last Thursday, the ENVI and LIBE Committees of the European Parliament reminded us that there is still decency there that

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THIRD WARNING TO COMMISSIONAR MS MALSTROM IN THE DIALOGUE BETWEEN CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION (Dr Jean Philippe Cornelis)

*by Dr Jean Philippe Cornelis coordinator of the: Civic Forum Creatopia in Anthropology, University of Louvain La Neuve, Belgium and also commissioned by the: Maison du Peuple d’Europe, Démocrate et Progressiste, Brussels   Commissionar Malmström, we thank you for this third invitation to a dialogue with the Civil Society about the CETA agreement.   But to be frank, the more we

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The referendum in Catalonia: a European issue (Yves Gernigon)

What can we think of the images of chaos, fury and ultimately the total impasse to find an institutional solution to the conflict in Catalonia? One thing is certain: the disproportionate violence committed during this referendum process is inadmissible. Otherwise, both actors are equally to blame. The Rajoy government in Madrid, which has banned the holding of this referendum, is

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[EN] Call for players able to change the media world in Europe: Horizon 2019, less than two years to promote a political debate with European accents ! (Marie-Hélène Caillol)

When I was 23, in 1988, I spent a year in Cairo, Egypt. At the time, the Europeans were laughing at the Egyptian information system focused on declarations, encounters and shaken hands of the state’s supreme leader, Hosni Mubarak. Nowadays, 30 years later, it is clear that, as a public debate, the microphones of the media are all directed to

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[EN] Comments on a proposed „Treaty for the Democratisation of the Eurozone“ by Thomas Piketty and Friends (Christel Hahn)

Piketty’s „Pour un traité de démocratisation de l’Europe“, which is available in french since March, has just been released in german as „Für ein anderes Europa“ (for a different Europe). The subtitle of the german book clarifies, that the book presents a „Treaty for the Democratisation of the Eurozone“1, a very specific project, which of course should generally advance the

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