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The self-confidence of the European Union improved markedly during the past year after the 'annus horribilis' of 2016 when the EU faced a 'poly-crisis' of a shaky euro-area economy, the Brexit vote, the election of Donald Trump as US President, migration pressures, growing Russian assertiveness and apparent foreign-policy drift. The euro-area economy has since entered onto a clear recovery path, popular support for the EU has increased in many countries, Eurosceptic political parties have made smaller ...

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, laid out his vision of the European Union in his annual State of the Union address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 13 September 2017. He noted that the overall outlook has changed for the better over the past year, notably thanks to an accelerating economic recovery. ‘The wind is back in the European sails,’ he declared. Much interest focussed on Juncker’s advocacy of various eurozone and EU institutional reforms. He proposed ...

Eurozone reformers are looking to the United States and other federations as they seek to craft a more sustainable architecture for the Euro. This paper first extracts lessons about mechanisms of inter-regional insurance and redistribution, and then turns attention to related debates about moral hazard and fiscal discipline. In the United States, inter-regional fiscal stabilization is achieved through a progressive income tax. Contrary to common wisdom, federal direct expenditures and grants are ...

On 14 February 1984, the European Parliament debated and adopted the draft ‘Treaty establishing the European Union’, also known as the 'Spinelli Draft' after the rapporteur-coordinator of the parliamentary committee that drafted the text. Two years later, on 23 May 1986, Altiero Spinelli died in Rome. Now, 30 years on, Spinelli and the draft treaty he championed are considered to be key elements in the European Union’s integration process. Yet the draft treaty was just the culmination of the political ...

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, delivers his annual State of the Union speech to the European Parliament on 14 September 2016, at a time when the EU faces several crises that are testing its ability to offer solutions to citizens. Britain's recent vote to leave the EU, the migration crisis, continued economic stagnation, the rise of populism and xenophobia, and Russia's assertive foreign policy are all major challenges prompting serious debate about future policy options ...

The intricate political system of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) reflects its multi-ethnic texture and complex history. Its entities' dominant ethnic composition and the established power-sharing mechanisms have so far fostered ethnic voting and left little chance for non-nationalist political parties. The result has been political instability and dysfunctional institutions in need of reform.

Nepal may well be popular worldwide for Everest climbing with Sherpa's' help, yet it remains one of the poorest countries in the world. A 10-year guerrilla conflict ended in 2006 and led to the country's transition from monarchy to republic. However, the political parties have so far been unable to reach a compromise on a new constitution, or to provide the political stability that could allow this 30-million-strong multi-ethnic country to develop its economy.

Les textes de cette collection ont été préparés pour un symposium organisé par la commission des affaires constitutionnelles en septembre 2007. Ils ont été réimprimés á l'occasion d'une commémoration du 100ème anniversaire de Spinelli qui a eu lieu, le 5 mars 2009, au Parlement européen avec le concours de la Région de Lazio.

The study is a resource text for Members of the EP Delegation to the European Convention and other participants and observers of the Convention and its Working Groups. It provides a succinct comparative description and evaluation of the attribution of powers and the resolution of disputes in four selected federal systems (USA, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium), with some short comments on the European Union's own system of multi-level governance.