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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 : The Proof of Strength

In his last editorial, Jean-Dominique Giuliani calls on France and Germany to take stock of the European responsibility on their shoulders.
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European Union Budget: which possible compromise is there between France and Germany?

The upcoming negotiation over the multi-annual financial framework (2021-2027) comprises specific features, since it will be undertaken without the UK. Germany will be losing its best budgetary ally. For the first time in 25 years there is a real possibility if not almost certainty that the glass-ceiling of 1% of the GNI will be broken, at the cost of tension between the Member States. France and Germany will be on the front in this negotiation which might prove to be the most difficult in the EU's budgetary history.
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Europe : The Proof of Strength

05/05/2018 Jean-Dominique Giuliani signed an editorial in which he reviews the challenges which for Europe mean an increase in power struggles in international relations.
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In the Lega-M5S government contract something is gaining power: popolocrazia

05/06/2018 Marc Lazar, Professor of History and Political Sociology, Director of the Centre for History, Sciences Po and Chair of the Scientific Council of the School of Government of the Luiss (Rome) decyphers the present Italian situation for the Foundation notably after the entry into office of the new 5 Stars Movement-Lega government.
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Janez Jansa's Democratic Party takes the lead in the general elections in Slovenia but will find it difficult to form a government coalition

04/06/2018 The Democratic Party (SDS), led by former head of government (2004-2008 and 2012-2013), Janez Jansa, came out ahead in the snap election (by just a few months) which took place on 3rd June in Slovenia. He won 24.94% of the vote and took 25 seats in the Drzavni Zbor (the National Assembly), the lower house of parliament, i.e. four more than in the previous general elections on 13th July 2014.
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Our publications in May

01/06/2018 The Foundation has published in Maythe following studies:
- What European "Power"? by Pierre Hassner
- Defence: Europe's Awakening by Jean-Dominique Giuliani, Arnaud Danjean, Françoise Grossetête, Thierry Tardy
- "France is back in Europe": on which terms ? by Thierry Chopin
- Great uncertainty in Slovenia just one month prior to the general electionss by Corinne Deloy
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Consultation on the Future of Europe

As part of the citizens' consultations initiated by the President of the French Republic and organised throughout the European Union, the European Commission has launched an online consultation. The Robert Schuman Foundation supports this approach by organising and participating in various events in France and in the European Union.
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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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