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Schuman Report 2018, State of the Union.

Schuman Report 2018, State of the Union.

09/05/2016 - The 9th edition analyses the challenges Europe faces. With the contribution of the best experts, an exclusive interview with Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, original maps and commented statistics, the Schuman Report 2018 on the state of the Union offers a complete view of the European Union.
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Europe: Macron's lesson

24/04/2018 The Chairman of the n Foundation, Jean-Dominique Giuliani, protests against the weak response made by the Member States, the European political parties and the European Parliament to the proposals put forward by French President Emmanuel Macron.
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Schengen: from resistance to resilience?

24/04/2018 Regular predictions announcing the "death of the Schengen area" have been rather excessive, if not meaningless. Indeed, they echo the high tension that opposes the 26 countries sharing this area, notably becoming clear during the massive influx of refugees in 2015-2016 and then during the terrorist attacks of the last few years. Tension like this is symptomatic of a double crisis, whose causes must be identified to provide effective remedy: an often-mentioned solidarity crisis between the States of the EU, but also a confidence crisis, which reflects the difficulty in sharing a so-called area "without internal borders."
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A European Momentum

09/04/2018 According to Jean-Dominique Giuliani, Chairman of the Robert Schuman Foundation in 2018 "Europe gather momentum" - enjoying an exceptional opportunity for the European Union to recover. After a crisis of doubt and economic difficulties which led to the disaffection of its citizens, Europe has now made its return to the international arena. It economy is now producing promising results, it is resisting populism and remains an area of unique stability and prosperity. Now able to assert its assets, it has to rise to the challenges of immigration, security and governance. In these three areas some Member States, even in a limited number, must set the example of cooperating decisively together, remaining open to those who want to join them.
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Democracy, Secularity and Religious Freedom: which balance is there in France and Europe?

Democracy, secularity and religious freedom? These questions now bear a European dimension. After the terrorist attacks in several EU Member States, these events either unite or divide. Solidarity and unity must win the day but it is to be feared that these recent tragedies have heightened division even further within several countries of Europe.
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Taking back control of globalisation: Sovereignty through European integration

03/04/2018 On the occasion of the publication of the Schuman Report 2018 on the State of the Union, the Foundation has published the article featured in it by Benoit Coeuré, a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, which recalls the conditions necessary for the management of globalisation through European integration as a tool of sovereignty.
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Our publications in March

31/03/2018 The Foundation has published in March the following studies:
- Wishful Brexiting" by Jérôme Gazzano & Andi Mustafaj
- Europe and the identity challenge by Thierry Chopin
- Towards Energy Union Act II by Emmanuel Tuchscherer
- An analysis of Franco-German relations by Cyrille Schott
- Viktor Orban is due to win a third consecutive term in Hungary by Corinne Deloy
- Populist parties ahead in the Italian parliamentary elections by Corinne Deloy
- France, Europe's troublemaker? by Jean-Dominique Giuliani
- European revival, a Franco-German responsibility by Jean-Dominique Giuliani
- Air Transport: European Parliament with its back to the wall by Jean-Dominique Giuliani
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Permanent Atlas of the European Union

23/02/2017 With its 28 Member States and its 510 million inhabitants the European Union is the leading economic power in the world. And yet when people speak of it, they only mention the problems experienced in its construction and it remains largely misunderstood. This edition of the Atlas of the European Union is a work of reference that presents the Union, its institutions, each of its Member States and their overseas territories via their history, their culture and their reality. With over 50 maps, original information sheets and synthetic statistics, it offers a unique view of Europe and is accessible to all.
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Thematic File on UK-EU Relations

29/03/2017 British Prime Minister Theresa May has engaged on March 29 the triggering of article 50 TEU starting the process taking the UK out of the EU, six months after a referendum on June 23 2016. The Robert Schuman Foundation offers its readers an information file on the main questions set by this new page of the relations between the UK and the EU.
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Immigration: information file

08/09/2015 The repeated drownings in the Mediterranean have led to an emergency situation regarding the European migratory question. According to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), more than 1,750 migrants perished in the Mediterranean between January and April 2015, ie more than 30 times the figure in the same period in 2014. Given these repeated catastrophes an extraordinary European Council was organised on 23rd April and ten new measures were put forward on 20th April by the European Commission including stepping up surveillance operations and rescue at sea. The Robert Schuman Foundation is offering its readers an information file on the theme of immigration, that brings together its publications on this issue in order to review the development of these events in Europe.
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