Sur President, il-Konvenzjoni Ewropea ta’ xi tnax-il sena ilu kellha tfassal kostituzzjoni għall-Ewropa. Ġara li din ġiet miċħuda mill-istess pajjiżi Ewropej li kienu fil-quddiem ta’ sforzi favur għaqda dejjem eqreb fl-Ewropa. Sadattant kienet twaqqfet għaqda monetarja fin-nuqqas ta’ għaqda ekonomika. Ġarret fiha diverġenzi ekonomiċi kbar bejn l-istati membri tagħha. Fl-aħħar snin iż-żona tal-euro ġarrbet riċessjoni
In dealing with the movement of people coming to live in Europe, three factors have to be developed in step with each other if we are to face coherently the challenges that are leading signficant numbers of people to move to our midst. We need too to remain coherent with the values that constitute Europe.
As shadow rapporteur for the S&D, my thanks go to Mr Rosati for his proactive initiatives as rapporteur and to the other shadow rapporteurs for their stimulating inputs. At the start of our exercise, I had characterised our point of departure as one where two different appreciations of the economic realities in Europe prevailed. On
Under the rules of the Stability and Growth Pact, a major target is for member states’ budget to aim for balance, or at worst an annual deficit of less than 3 percent of GDP. It is up to the individual governments to decide how to achieve this result. The claim is made that governmental accounts
One-minute speech in plenary in Strasbourg on Monday 12 January 2015 THE EURO PROJECT: TOO BIG TO FAIL In recent years we have built a strong security structure for the euro zone. It is operating through a battery of instruments designed to monitor the economic and financial strengths of member states and to keep their
I want to start by congratulating Mr Rosati for his text and to thank him for it. However I would suggest that we should be more critical of the way in which the growth survey has been put forward and the way by which it has been launched. I think we have to be also