Written Statements

EU Defence plan and the future of Europe

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. It is sad but probable that current ideas to launch an EU defence plan could bear out this dictum. An EU defence plan can only work if it is based on a clear definition of what the common EU interest is by way of security and

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The refoundation of a Europe based on values

Title of debate : The refoundation of a Europe based on values, anchored in effective democratic institutions and promoting a prosperous economy in a fair and cohesive society Written statement : Soulsearching about European values has become a prevalent mood because since 2008, certain basic tenets about what the EU stood for, and on which

Written Statements

White Paper on the future of the EU

It might make sense to open the discussion about the future of Europe with a discussion about its past, its history. Frequently I get the feeling, in this Parliament and elsewhere, that such discussions too often take exclusively an ideological perspective — that of pilgrims intent on reaching the new Jerusalem. Moreover they get bound