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The Best of Europe N°3

Whether you are confined, or working in difficult conditions, the Foundation brings you the best of Europe again! Free documentaries, virtual tours of museums, concerts, kits for you and your children, we have found wonders. Europe is so beautiful...
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COVID-19: European Responses, A Complete Picture

26/03/2020 Faced with the health and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Union is trying to deploy the various means at its disposal. Its ability to react and to be resilient for the future depends to a large extent on the Member States and their willingness to act together. As the Heads of State and Government meet by videoconference on 26 March to try to coordinate their response, the Foundation offers you a summary of all the measures taken at national and European level to date.
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The Best of Europe N°2

Whether you are confined to your home, or working in difficult conditions, the Foundation brings you the best of Europe! Free documentaries, virtual tours of museums, concerts, kits for you and your children, we have found some wonderful solutions. Europe is so beautiful!
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Military naval industry: the urgent need for European consolidation

In order to cope with increasing competition from Asia, Russia and the United States, and to influence the export markets that are crucial to its activity, the European military shipbuilding sector must coordinate and move towards greater industrial integration, according to Hervé Guillou, Chairman and CEO of Naval Group in an exclusive interview for the Foundation.
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European Union-Western Balkans: for a revised membership negotiation framework

Whilst the Thessaloniki Summit in 2003 opened up European prospects for the Western Balkans, the agenda that was promoted then has hardly been completed to date. These countries have experienced worrying democratic regression in a serious demographic and economic situation which is playing into the hands of re-emerging powers. The re-engagement of the European Union with the Berlin Process and the six flagship initiatives on the part of the Commission, approved in 2018 is positive, but is now seen to be lacking. Divisions are still deep, and reconciliation is waning. Given the fragile stability of these countries, which are now being wooed by third parties, the time has come for a new approach. Economic and political re-engagement, including the launch of membership negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia, but based on a new framework, is vital for the very security of Europe.
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The 7 Capital Challenges - To vanquish the virus

Jean-Dominique Giuliani identifies 7 capital challenges in the fight against Coronavirus on the European but also the global level and emphasizes that "this time we really must stick together."
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The Best of Europe N°1

Whether you are confined to your home, or working in difficult conditions, the Foundation brings you the best of Europe! Free documentaries, virtual tours of museums, concerts, kits for you and your children, we have found some wonderful solutions. Europe is so beautiful!
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Overcoming the virus - For international cooperation and solidarity

12/03/2020 Following the American président's unilateral decision to close the borders tu Europeans, Jean-Dominique Giuliani publishes an editorial in which he emphasises the importance of international collaboration in such times of crises.
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The Big European Quiz

You want to know everything about the EU? Test your knowledge!
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Chronicle of an epidemic: a health crisis which is severely disrupting the economy

09/03/2020 Detected last December, the Covid 19 outbreak has now spread to every continent, covering 98 countries. Only Antarctica remains untouched. The sanitary shock has thus been compounded by an economic one, amplified by society's psychosis. The coronavirus shows us we are facing a collective challenge and More than ever before, the need to build "Healthcare Europe" is becoming obvious.
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Multi-annual Financial Framework 2021-2027 : democratic illusion, do we stop or carry on ?

16/03/2020 After the failure of the February European Council devoted to the Union's budget for 2021-2027, the discrepancy between the political proclamations and the budgetary sham has become intolerable. Jean Arthuis, former chairman of the Budgets Committee, believes that the European Parliament, which may face an irreversible take it or leave it agreement, can legitimately ask for more time. As for the budget, it should be rethought around the idea of European public goods".
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The feminisation at the EU's top in 2019 will it have positive repercussions for gender parity in Europe in 2020?

02/03/2020 The Commission and the European Central Bank are now chaired by women, and Parliament now has 39.5% female MEPs, more than the average for national parliaments. But parity remains a distant goal, in politics as well as in the economy and society, while some policies call into question women's rights.
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The opposition (right) led by Igor Matovic wins the legislative elections in Slovakia

01/03/2020 The Party of Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OL'aNO), a right-wing party led by Igor Matovic, allied to New Majority (Nova), led by Gabor Grendel, won the parliamentary elections held on 29th February in Slovakia. The party won 25.02% of the vote and took 53 of the 150 seats in the National Council of the Republic (Narodna rada Slovenskej republiky), the only chamber of Parliament, which is 34 more seats than in the previous parliamentary elections held on 5 March 2016.
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Our publications in February

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Meeting with Christine Lagarde

03/02/2020 Christine Lagarde, the President of the European Central Bank (ECB), was received at the Foundation on 3 February.
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Competition Policy and Industrial Policy: For a reform of European law

The failures of certain merger projects like Alstom/Siemens call into question the inadequacy, or even obsolescence, of European competition law and its place in relation to other public policy objectives. Other challenges arise: on the one hand, the existing law faces the challenges raised by the digital economy; on the other hand, European competition law does not take sufficient account of international competition. Should a rebalancing not be carried out between competition policy and industrial policy so that the objectives of the latter can be deployed?
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The Big Shift

Contrary to popular discourse, Jean-Dominique Giuliani shows that the European Union has the means to address the new challenges of the 21st century. Europe has succeeded beyond the expectations of its founding fathers. It can still succeed in guaranteeing its place among the three greatest powers in the world by the end of the century.
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A Blueprint for tomorrow's Europe

"A Blueprint for tomorrow's Europe" is the first paper in the Open Horizons series. It offers new ideas in support of European integration addressing issues such as the importance of European sovereignty, the language we use to speak of Europe, it proximity with its citizens and the idea of the European people. The authors convincingly illustrate the priorities that must be made to redesign the Europe of tomorrow.
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The 2nd edition of the Permanent Atlas of the European Union is available

07/01/2019 The Robert Schuman Foundation has published a new edition of its Permanent Atlas of the European Union. The second edition of this unique book, written by experts from the Robert Schuman Foundation, provides a comprehensive and easily accessible overview of the Union, the euro area and each of its 28 Member States. It summarises historical milestones and political and statistical realities of the Union and offers more than 50 physical and geopolitical maps of Europe. Available now!
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The Schuman Report on Europe, the State of the Union 2019

The 10th edition analyses the challenges Europe faces. With the contribution of the best experts, original maps and commented statistics, the Schuman Report 2019 on the State of the Union offers a complete view of the European Union.
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  • Videoconference of Employment and Social Affairs Ministers
    The Union's Ministers of Employment and Social Affairs discussed by videoconference on 20 March the social and economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. They were able to exchange views on the measures taken in their respective countries to help vulnerable businesses and individuals. They also discussed the use of European funds to support the European economy.
  • Belgium: Government obtains the confidence of Parliament
    The Belgian Chamber of Deputies voted confidence in the government led by Sophie Wilmès (Mouvement réformateur) on 19 March to manage the coronavirus crisis. This vote ended 454 days without a fully functioning government. The government is supported by the French- and Dutch-speaking Liberal, Socialist, Christian-Democratic and Environmentalist parties, but remains in a minority. The Prime Minister pledges to relinquish these full powers once the coronavirus pandemic is over.
  • New virus control measures in Italy
    The Italian head of government, Giuseppe Conte, announced on 19 March that the containment measures taken a week ago in the European country hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic would be "extended when they expire" on 3 April.