The Spinelli Group in the Committee of the Regions Launched

On 30 November 2017, The Spinelli Group officially constituted and launched its group in the Committee of the Regions of the EU. The launch event in Brussels was introduced by The Spinelli Group's President Andrew Duff and has been attended by members of the European Parliament and of the Committee of Regions from different political groups and member States.

Andrew Duff takes over as The Spinelli Group President

In October 2017, The Spinelli Group elected Andrew Duff its new President. “I am delighted to taking up this challenge at a moment when the debate about the future of Europe is again picking up. In that debate the issue of governance is too often over-looked. I am convinced that unless the European Union moves decisively towards the establishment of a federal government it will continue always to promise more than it delivers.”, stated the British Lib-Dem former MEP.

ENSEMBLE: construisons une nouvelle Europe

Le 20 octobre le Groupe Spinelli tiendra sa prochaine rencontre européenne à Paris sous le titre « Ensemble-construisons une nouvelle Europe ». Dans cette occasion, le Group Spinelli rassemblera des élus nationaux et européens, ainsi que des représentants de la société civile et des citoyens, afin de discuter de leurs attentes sur le futur de l’euro et de la défense européenne.

Relaunching the Eurozone and European Democracy: Time for action!

The Spinelli Group supports Juncker’s State of the Union Speech and his package of proposals to relaunch the European Union and calls for action to implement it by the next European Parliament elections.

Europe at a crossroad: time to complete the European political unity

On 16 June 2017 the Spinelli Group visited Madrid. On this occasion, the Spinelli Group will partner up with Elcano Royal Institute to invite Spanish political personalities to a public debate to discuss ideas on the transformations the EU will undergo in the coming years in order to meet current challenges and citizens’ expectations, and in particular the perspective of closer political integration.

Debates

Le 20 octobre le Groupe Spinelli tiendra sa prochaine rencontre européenne à Paris sous le titre « Ensemble-construisons une nouvelle Europe ». Dans cette occasion, le Group Spinelli rassemblera des élus nationaux et européens, ainsi que des représentants de la société civile et des citoyens, afin de discuter de leurs attentes sur le futur de l’euro et de la défense européenne.
On 16 June 2017 the Spinelli Group visited Madrid. On this occasion, the Spinelli Group will partner up with Elcano Royal Institute to invite Spanish political personalities to a public debate to discuss ideas on the transformations the EU will undergo in the coming years in order to meet current challenges and citizens’ expectations, and in particular the perspective of closer political integration.

MEP

The Spinelli Group supports Juncker’s State of the Union Speech and his package of proposals to relaunch the European Union and calls for action to implement it by the next European Parliament elections.
On 25th March 2017, Heads of State and Government will meet in Rome to adopt the "Rome Declaration", supposed to give momentum and direction to the transformations the EU will undergo in the coming years. While Europeans show election after election their attachment to their values of openness and democracy, only an inclusive process, involving the representatives of the European citizens in the European Parliament, will meet their expectations: a Europe for the citizens by the citizens.

Shadow European Council

The Co-Chairs of the Spinelli Group in the European Parliament warn against European Council's attempts to repatriate power to national capitals and call upon Heads of State and Government to adopt a roadmap towards a Security Union.
After Brexit, the EU needs to organise a democratic Convention to become a real political union.

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On 30 November 2017, The Spinelli Group officially constituted and launched its group in the Committee of the Regions of the EU. The launch event in Brussels was introduced by The Spinelli Group's President Andrew Duff and has been attended by members of the European Parliament and of the Committee of Regions from different political groups and member States.
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