In January 2019 there was a push from Jean-Claude Juncker to abolish the EU MS veto in the area of taxation policy(also). But this can be seen by countries such as Ireland and Luxembourg as an attack on their “sweetheart” tax status for companies. They will have another set of allies in this particular fight. Spain, who is one of the more trigger-happy veto members, will see it as undermining their status within the EU, as well as an attack on their constitution, founded strongly on a “unified” identity.
Virtually everyone is in agreement about the importance of the next European parliamentary elections, scheduled for May 2019. Some even go as far as claiming that they could make or break Europe.
It is widely acknowledged that Europe is facing a number of formidable, sometimes unprecedented challenges. Rising inequality, terrorism, environmental concerns, crime, Brexit, fake news and immigration are some of the more pressing ones, according to both ordinary Europeans and political institutions. Continue reading Transnational political parties and movements could be the future for Europe
Any independent Catalan state would undoubtedly find itself outside the European Union. This has now been determined beyond doubt and it is important that the Catalans know it. Continue reading It is important to know that an independent Catalonia would be outside the EU
European Union is facing a number of formidable, in some cases unprecedented challenges. The ongoing global economic crisis, the influx of refugees, the emergence of extremist populists across the continent, increasingly aggressive Russia, Brexit and the arrival of Donald Trump all have to be dealt with. Such difficult times evidently call for clarity and unity, but which is certainly easier said than done. Continue reading European Union must stand together and fight for its future