The 11th edition analyses the challenges facing Europe. With contributions from leading personalities and the best experts, original maps and annotated statistics, the Schuman Report 2020 on the State of the Union offers a comprehensive view of the European Union. Available in digital version.
The Foundation hosted an online debate on Russia and Putin's political ambitions that go beyond Russian territory. The author Sergei Medvedev, the specialist of the Russian and post-Soviet world Galia Ackerman and the former ambassador and member of the Scientific Council of the Foundation Philippe de Suremain intervened.
As the moral and political basis of the European Union, democracy is also a condition for its capacity to act. The system that organises it is subject to many hybrid threats affecting the integrity of elections and public debate. Gradually, Europeans are organising themselves to respond collectively.
The Report on the Rule of Law, published for the first time by the Commission in September, is intended to be a comprehensive review of the rule of law in all Member States, without exception. The discussion it generates should provide a better understanding of the situation in each country, in all its complexity and in its entirety, and thus contribute to the creation of a European public space, according to Frédéric Petit, French MP for French citizens living abroad.
According to the latest polls, the National Liberal Party (PNL) of Prime Minister Ludovic Orban should come out ahead in the parliamentary elections to be held on 6 December, followed by the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the Save Romania Union-Party of Freedom, Solidarity and Unity (USR-PLUS). The PNL and USR-PLUS could form a government coalition complemented by the People's Movement Party (PMP), but these liberal forces will have to overcome their disagreements on the reforms to be carried out...
As the second wave is strongly hitting Europe, the Robert Schuman Foundation publishes an overview of the sanitary measures and travel conditions across the European Union. An essential resource for understanding the sequence that we are currently experiencing. The table is regularly updated.
Since the rigged presidential election of August 9, the Belarusian people have been protesting against the continued rule of President Alexander Lukashenko. While the opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is in exile in Lithuania and arrests of opponents and police violence continue, the European Union is calling for political dialogue and preparing sanctions against the regime. To follow this crisis, the Foundation offers you a chronology of events and links to European reactions and initiatives.
The Robert Schuman Foundation, in partnership with a European university research network initiated in 2016 in Lille on the subject of "Parliament and the notion of time"
, is launching a series of reports which aim to give an account of "the impact of the current health crisis on the functioning of national Parliaments" in Europe.
In particular, the contributions questioned the impact of the health crisis on parliamentary procedure and the parliamentary control of the government.
In an exclusive interview granted on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Foundation's Newsletter, Jean-Claude Juncker gives his view on the development of the European Union, its past and future challenges. The former President of the Commission calls for a Europe that is aware of its strength and defends its interests. He notes that Europeans do not yet know each other well enough but believes that "we will have become better Europeans after the health crisis".
Jean-Dominique Giuliani has contributed an article on European solidarity in times of the Covid crisis to the volume N° 36 of the Magazine The European Security and Defence Union.
The member states of the European Union have emerged from the acute phase of the Covid-19 pandemic and are resuming their social and economic activities. How did they manage the health crisis and what are its socio-political consequences? What are the responses to the economic shock ? What about the dynamics between European countries and regional trends? While it is still too early to assess the crisis, the Foundation wishes, through this collection, to contribute to the understanding of the sequence we are going through.
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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.
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?
Christine Lagarde, the President of the European Central Bank (ECB), was received at the Foundation on 3 February.