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The Christian Democrat  EPP, Socialists and Liberals think they have the eternal right to select old and pensioned-off politicians to be their Commissioners. The European Commission, was once a politician-free zone. It was then much more effective politically. One Commission president was a law professor, another was an engineer, a third was formerly a trades… » read more

EU leaders are too focused on the short term of upcoming elections and lack a strategic vision to give new impetus to European integration and better connect with citizens, said Valéry Giscard d’Estaing in an interview with EurActiv. Speaking on the margin of a conference on how to revitalise the European dream organised by French… » read more

Join the debate here ! Question 1: Will the European Citizens’ Initiative transform the European democratic life and reduce the widening ‘Democratic Gap’ between its citizens and decision-makers? “The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) will introduce a whole new form of participatory democracy to the EU. It is a major step forward in the democratic life… » read more

The PES election campaign is OFFICIALLY underway! Last Friday, in the Halle aux Grains in Toulouse, the PES launched its electoral campaign in spectacular fashion. Amongst those present there were PES party leaders, heads-of-list, MEPs and candidates from across Europe, including Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, Martine Aubry, Zita Gurmai, Martin Schulz, George Papandreou, Juan Fernando López… » read more

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