Constitutional reform for a sovereign Europe

In next year’s European election, many politicians will preach about the need to “reform” the European Union but few will know what they are talking about. Two who do know are Viktor Orban and Emmanuel Macron, writes Andrew Duff.

Britain’s best hope: A federal EU

Andrew Duff proposes as the only possible response to the Brexit mess the European federation and the creation of a new “associated member” status, which would allow countries like the UK to keep close ties with the EU, even if they do not want to commit to an ever closer union.

Manifesto for the future of Europe: a shared destiny

As the political parties prepare for the European elections next May, MEPs from the cross-party Spinelli Group launch an ambitious Manifesto for the constitutional reform of the Union.

Sofia Declaration: Community of fate, common sovereignty

 

Sofia-Declaration of The Spinelli Group and the UEF

Sofia, 22 February 2018

Future of Europe

As the political parties prepare for the European elections next May, MEPs from the cross-party Spinelli Group launch an ambitious Manifesto for the constitutional reform of the Union.
Sofia-Declaration of The Spinelli Group and the UEF Sofia, 22 February 2018 Faced with euroscepticism and even resurgent nationalism, unification of Europe is the greatest duty of our generation. Globalisation, the emergence of continent powers, the rise of protectionism outside Europe, global warming, migration and new security threats leave European states short of means to find suitable...

Statements

Letter sent by President of The Spinelli Group, Andrew Duff, to members of The Spinelli Group in the European Parliament, on the occasion of the vote on Transnational Lists by the European Parliament.
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.

European Meet-Ups and events

Andrew Duff discusses his new book with Desmond Dinan and Richard Corbett MEP. On Governing Europe: a federal experiment 17.30-19.00, Wednesday 27th June Library, ASP-05D, European Parliament Open to all. If you do not have an accreditation giving you access to the European Parliament premises, please, fill in the accreditation form by 20 June 2018 at noon.
Thursday 1 March, 18.30-20.00, Press Club, Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels Join ANDREW DUFF, President of the Spinelli Group and former Member of the European Parliament, in conversation with FRANKLIN DEHOUSSE about his new book . Followed by cocktails. Registration is compulsory. Andrew Duff has written a ‘constitutional novel’ about the European Union. He describes how the EU was born at a time...

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In next year’s European election, many politicians will preach about the need to “reform” the European Union but few will know what they are talking about. Two who do know are Viktor Orban and Emmanuel Macron, writes Andrew Duff.
Andrew Duff proposes as the only possible response to the Brexit mess the European federation and the creation of a new “associated member” status, which would allow countries like the UK to keep close ties with the EU, even if they do not want to commit to an ever closer union.
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