Category: Institutions

From national to supranational institutions
Articles that concern existing or nascent supranational institutions: the EU, the African Union, ASEAN, the UN, the WTO, the IMF, the WHO, and others.

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Appeal to the European Institutions – The Mediterranean, the Middle East and the Western Balkans: towards a European foreign policy

It is glaringly evident that strategic objectives and clear guidelines for a European foreign and security policy urgently need to be formulated.The European Union is committed to defining its role and taking action for a new “world order”, focusing on the development of multilateralism as the best way to govern global public goods.Europe’s neighbouring areas represent the most immediate test...

The IPCC report and the new commitments of the European Union

On August 9th, the IPCC Report (UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) was published. This report updated to 2020 is based on 14,000 studies carried out by experts from 195 countries. Within the 4,000-page report, the panel’s scientists analytically illustrate the climatic consequences in different geographical areas of the world due to CO2 and other greenhouse gases emitted into the...

EU economic governance after COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly shaped and speeded up the actions taken at European level, especially regarding the economic governance. As a consequence, also the debate about further reforms has been affected, as the previous agenda has been totally overcomed by the events. This crucial aspect about the future of the EU economic governance has been addressed, among others, by...

The European Model of Transnational Governance

Jaap Hoeksma (1948) studied philosophy of law at the Free University of Amsterdam. He worked with the Office of the High Commissioner of the United Nations for Refugees and published on asylum and refugee law. In 1992 he focussed  his attention on the newly established European Union, turned the EU into a board game about European democracy and developed the...

Europe after the Brits

Andrew Duff argues that the Union’s top priority is to settle the matter of how to elect the Commission in 2024. He believes that the EU should aim to have major constitutional reforms in place by 2029, including a renegotiation of the Brexit deal leading to new class of affiliate membership; completion of banking and capital markets union leading to...

Europe’s Vanishing Sovereignty

In his memorable speech at the Sorbonne on 26 September 2017, the French President Emmanuel Macron presented a well-structured and convincing plan for relaunching the project of European unification, which has basically been on hold since the 2008 financial crisis. In this article I do not intend to discuss all of his proposals, which I myself agree with, but rather...

A day and a year of change for the European Union

“Europe was born in a crisis and will be forged in crises”, Altiero Spinelli used to say, convinced that European unity was “the political project of our time”. 27th December 2020 will probably go down in Europeans’ collective memory as the day when the Union, as it began distributing the vaccine to all its member countries, showed that it was...

For a Democratic European Power

The Covid crisis has made us all too aware of both our precarity and our interdependent destinies.   It has shown us the importance of Europe in this new multipolar world, and the need to unite against the immense ecological, economic, social, health and security challenges facing our societies.  Today the Europeans have an opportunity to make the European Union the...

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