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What have we learned from the Conference on the Future of Europe? What have we learned from the Conference on the Future of Europe? | View - 11/05/22 - EURONEWS - As the Conference on the Future of Europe just ended, Alberto Alemanno examines what we have learned from this unprecedented democratic exercise.
Professori Alberto Alemanno opetti kesäkuussa Firenzessä Italiassa The Court of Justice of the EU goes (almost) public - 26/04/22 - Verfassungsblog - Thirteen years after the Lisbon Treaty, the CJEU continues to lack a fully-fledged publicity policy, albeit the growing public scrutiny over its work.
4 ideas on how businesses can be responsible for political lobbying - 02/02/22 - WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM - There is growing momentum worldwide to make business responsible for the ways it impacts the planet, workers and communities it relies on.
Conference on the Future of Europe The future of Europe: who holds the baton? - 27/01/22 - SOCIAL EUROPE - Political leaders must not turn the Conference on the Future of Europe into another EU black box.
French President Emmanuel Macron France’s EU presidency can lay the foundations of a new Europe | View - 20/01/22 - EURONEWS - "The year 2022 must be a turning point for Europe," French President Emmanuel Macron said in his New Year's Eve national address.
Professori Alberto Alemanno opetti kesäkuussa Firenzessä Italiassa Citizen Power Europe - 03/01/22 - Groupe d'Études Géopolitiques - In December 2021, two simultaneous events spoke radically differently on the conundrum of our age. The first, ‘The Summit for Democracy’. The other, the Conference on the Future of Europe.
The State of the Union speech was a big missed opportunity for Ursula von der Leyen The State of the Union speech was a big missed opportunity for Ursula von der Leyen | View - 16/09/21 - EURONEWS - The annual State of the European Union address provides a unique chance for all EU residents to get a sense of their lives’ shared direction.
The end of Euro-bashing - 15/09/21 - POLITICO - Euroskeptic posturing might win politicians votes at home, but it’s increasingly costing them on the European stage.
Releasing Europe’s democratic genie - 01/07/21 - SOCIAL EUROPE - The Conference on the Future of Europe might sow the seeds of a genuine European political space.
Il lobbying civico è la sola strada per salvare la nostra democrazia Il lobbying civico è la sola strada per salvare la nostra democrazia - 07/06/21 - DOMANI - In vista della pubblicazione in Italia il 9 giugno del suo libro The Good Lobby, il giurista Alberto Alemanno spiega perché il diffondersi di lobby civiche è una leva cruciale in un contesto in cui gli interessi pubblici sono sottorappresentati
Pourquoi il faut suivre la Conférence sur l’avenir de l’Europe - 10/05/21 - LE GRAND CONTINENT - Il est facile et tentant de disqualifier d'office la Conférence sur l'avenir de l'Europe, en la considérant comme un énième gadget bruxellois. Pourtant, elle pourrait bien être porteuse de réels changements, tant par sa méthodologie audacieuse que par son cahier des charges.
A Europa para a Escócia - 29/04/21 - PUBLICO - Somos europeus de todo o continente e de todo o mundo. Queremos que o povo da Escócia saiba que os europeus, onde quer que se encontrem, terão todo o gosto em os receber outra vez como membros da União Europeia se esse ainda for o seu desejo democrático.
The dangerous illusions of an EU ‘vaccine passport’ The dangerous illusions of an EU ‘vaccine passport’ - 09/03/21 - OPEN DEMOCRACY - Is the push for a vaccine certificate driven by an economic desire to boost travel and tourism rather than the safety of all Europeans?
Carte blanche: Manifeste pour une assemblée citoyenne européenne Carte blanche: Manifeste pour une assemblée citoyenne européenne - 08/03/21 - LE SOIR - Le déficit démocratique de l’UE affaiblit non seulement sa légitimité mais aussi la capacité des États membres à relever les grands défis d’aujourd’hui. Les auteurs de ce texte réclament d’urgence une réforme institutionnelle ambitieuse pour l’Europe de demain.
El valor político del técnico Draghi El valor político del técnico Draghi - 16/02/21 - EL PAÍS - El nombramiento de del técnico y alto funcionario italiano, merece ser entendida a partir del espíritu de la Constitución como una expresión puramente política.
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Future of Europe: it’s not about Treaty change, it’s about European Democracy 18/12/2021 - REV DEM - Michal Matlak interviews Alberto Alemanno* in the aftermath of the publication of the first batch of recommendations coming from the Conference on the Future of Europe Citizens’ Panel. They discuss what representativeness – if any – this group of citizens has, how the recommendations are facilitated and drafted, and what impact this might have on the future of Europe.
condizioni per la nascita di un vero spazio politico europeo Rivoluzione copernicana | Ci sono (finalmente) le condizioni per la nascita di un vero spazio politico europeo 09/07/2021 - LINKIESTA - In coincidenza con la giornata dell’Europa, il 9 maggio 2021 si è aperta la Conferenza sul futuro dell’Europa. Intervista a Alberto Alemanno dall’Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa.
Professori Alberto Alemanno opetti kesäkuussa Firenzessä Italiassa Pandemia katkaisi kansain­välisen elämäntavan, ja nyt tutkija pelkää, että paluuta ei ehkä ole 26/06/2021 - HELSINGIN SANOMAT - Professori Alberto Alemanno pitää liian pitkälle vietyjä rajatoimia uhkana vapaan liikkuvuuden tulevaisuudelle. Koronapassista on aikanaan vaikea luopua, hän ennustaa.
sixteen countries are now using the EU's COVID travel pass These sixteen countries are now using the EU’s COVID travel pass (EUDCC) 16/06/2021 - EURONEWS - Sixteen countries have begun using the EU's 'Digital COVID certificate' (EUDCC) to enable their citizens to easily travel across the bloc.
The EU wants its citizens to shape its future. And fend off a euroskeptic surge 11/05/2021 - CNBC - The EU launched Sunday the Conference on the Future of Europe. Anti-EU lawmakers strengthened their support following the sovereign debt and migration crises of the last decade.
Le pressioni della società civile costringono Pitruzzella a dimettersi da Aspen Le pressioni della società civile costringono Pitruzzella a dimettersi da Aspen 31/03/2021 - EDITORIALE DOMANI - Giovanni Pitruzzella, avvocato generale della Corte di giustizia europea, aveva preso parte a un incontro sui brevetti dei vaccini con Farmindustria. L’evento era organizzato da Aspen Institute Italia di cui era vicepresidente. La segnalazione di due ong al presidente della Corte ha avuto effetto.
C’è posta per la Corte Ue. Il caso Aspen allarma le ong C’è posta per la Corte Ue. Il caso Aspen allarma le ong. 30/03/2021 - EDITORIALE DOMANI - Giovanni Pitruzzella, membro della Corte di giustizia europea, era all’evento con Farmindustria di cui Domani ha scritto, ed è anche vicepresidente di Aspen Institute Italia. The Good Lobby e Corporate Europe Observatory hanno scritto una lettera per segnalare la questione al presidente della Corte.
Will COVID-19 spark reform of the EU's borderless Schengen Area? Europe facing ‘uphill battle’ with Covid vaccines as Italy blocks AstraZeneca shipment 05/03/2021 - CNBC - Europe’s coronavirus vaccine rollout has been thrust into the spotlight once again after the Italian government blocked a shipment of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines to Australia.
The future of Europe will be institutionalised 22/01/2021 - Financial Times - EU’s planned Conference on the Future of Europe delayed over who should run it
L’idée d’un certificat européen de vaccination sur la table des discussions 19/01/2021 - FINANCIAL TIMES - Budget stand-off over rule of law ends in neither victory nor defeat for Hungary and Poland.
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Conférence sur l’avenir de l’Europe: 300 propositions citoyennes pour réformer l’Union 30/04/2022 - LE FIGARO - La Conférence sur l'avenir de l'Europe, consultation citoyenne poussée par Emmanuel Macron, s'est achevée le 30 avril.
Ursula von der Leyen offers speedy response to Ukraine’s bid to join EU 08/04/2022 - THE GUARDIAN - European Commission chief visits Bucha before meeting Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyiv
« L’Union européenne doit accomplir un saut de citoyenneté pour passer à une Union politique » 02/04/2022 - Le Journal du Dimanche - Guillaume Klossa, co-président de CIVICO Europa, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, ancien président du groupe Les Verts, l’écrivain italien Roberto Saviano et 38 autres signataires plaident pour un nouveau « Pacte fondateur de l’Union qui permette de réaliser enfin l’Union de la défense, de l’énergie, de la santé, de l’économie, du travail, du social, de l’éducation et de la culture. »
Should European citizens dictate the bloc’s budget? 01/04/2022 - EURACTIV - MEPs and experts propose to scale up a city-level tool allowing citizens to decide how to spend a part of the municipal resources and let Europeans shape the EU budget expenditure.
With Putin’s war in Europe, the legacy of Germany’s Merkel is now being seen in a very different light 14/03/2022 - CNBC - The former German leader was known for speaking Russian and keeping diplomatic ties with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. It was also during her term that Germany stepped up its energy links to Moscow and kept its national defense spending to a minimum.
The Long War has started 11/03/2022 - POLITICO - With the ongoing re-Stalinization of Russia, and the old Stalin tactics unfurled again in Ukraine: Is it time to start labeling Vladimir Putin a dictator? And more news...
When should business take a stand? When should business take a stand? 09/03/2022 - Financial Times - Companies are under pressure to speak out on a wide range of issues. Doing so while avoiding pitfalls will require them to rethink their approach to politics.
New Index Tracks How Brands And Companies Respond To Ukraine Crisis 04/03/2022 - FORBES - To help track businesses’ responses to the escalating crisis, the Ukraine Corporate Index was launched today by The Good Lobby, a nonprofit civic participation organization, and Progressive Shopper, which tracks political contributions.
Companies in the E.U. could be held liable for violations along their supply chain. 23/02/2022 - THE NEW YORK TIMES - Under the legislation, known as a due diligence law, businesses would need to establish regulations to detect, prevent and mitigate breaches of human rights.
La presidenta de la Comisión Europea, Ursula von der Leyen, el presidente del Consejo, Charles Michel, y el fallecido presidente de la Eurocámara, David Sassoli Los socialistas se quedan fuera de la cúpula europea pese a sus últimos éxitos electorales 19/01/2022 - EL PAÍS - Populares, que acaban de hacerse con el Parlamento Europeo, y liberales se reparten los máximos puestos de las instituciones de la UE
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