In a joint statement issued today (Wednesday 25 March), the Spinelli Group and the Union of European Federalists (UEF) urge the European Council to take exceptional action in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Spinelli Group and the European Federalists call on EU Institutions and national governments to take the leap towards the creation of EU Recovery Bonds backed by the EU budget and...
STATEMENT OF THE SPINELLI GROUP AND THE UNION OF EUROPEAN FEDERALISTS (UEF) We understand that Covid-19 is a common threat that may hurt one country sooner than another, but will eventually hurt us all, and can impact our daily life and economy almost like a war. We consider that this current challenge, the most difficult one Europe and the world are facing since 1945, comes just a few weeks...
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The Spinelli Group statement on the Sibiu summit
The informal meeting of EU leaders at Sibiu on 9 May is called to reflect on the impact of the regrettable departure of the UK from membership of the Union. The Spinelli Group urges the summit not to duck this challenge. Spinelli Group President Andrew Duff said: “Brexit leaves the EU smaller, weaker and poorer. It is an unhappy experience that must not be repeated. Lessons can and must be drawn...
Andrew Duff responds to President Macron Emmanuel Macron’s most recent intervention For European Renewal (5 March) differs markedly from his previous orations on the future of Europe. He has dropped ambitious talk of European sovereignty. And he makes no mention whatsoever of the incompleteness of the euro and the consequent instability of eurozone finances. Perhaps acknowledging the decline of...
The Spinelli Group and UEF are organising a series of events in European national capitals in order to meet citizens and national policy makers and make advance the debate on federal solutions to the challenges Europe is facing. The next national event of the Spinelli Group will take place in Vienna on 23 November, in cooperation with the Europäische Föderalistischen Bewegung in Österreich.
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.
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.
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.