Tuesday, 22 November 2011

EU from Merkozy to democracy?

In the short term the Christian Democratic Union CDU of Germany wants to straitjacket the eurozone into a stability union, but long term the leading government party of chancellor Angela Merkel is prepared for a Convention to contemplate some reform steps towards economic and political union in Europe.

Eva en Europa discusses the necessity of eurobonds and of representative European institutions to express the will of European citizens (in Spanish).

After the repeated failures of intergovernmentalism – including the Merkozy tandem saving Europe every two weeks - the Spinelli Group manifesto for a democratic and federal Europe is a rallying point for a future where EU citizens set the course of government through elections to the European Parliament.

Ralf Grahn