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by Brendan Donnelly, Director of the Federal Trust and former Member of the European Parliament/// Predictably, many commentaries in the British mass media have gloatingly presented the European Elections as a continent-wide reject ion of the process of European integration, as the long-ignored peoples of Europe rising up in democratic wrath against their oppressors in… » read more

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by Petros Fassoulas, Chairman of the European Movement UK/// The rise of UKIP and other far-right movements across Europe is a manifestation of the electorates’ disapproval of mainstream political parties and their handling of the financial crisis that engulfed the world in 2008. Their dissatisfaction is justified. But the European Elections come at a time… » read more

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by Charles Kennedy MP, President of the European Movement/// As the debate around Britain’s EU membership intensifies ahead of the European Parliament elections on 22 May, it is worth remembering the advantages the EU brings to its members. 9 May marks the beginning of a process of cooperation, which intended to make war between Europe’s… » read more

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by Brendan Donnelly, Director of the Federal Trust and former Member of the European Parliament./// The European Elections are sometimes described by academics and other observers as “secondary” elections, in which the electorate take little notice of the European policies or claimed achievements of those standing for election, but simply express their (often unfavourable) judgements… » read more

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Two tier Europe – really?

by Dr Richard Corbett, Member of the European Parliament 1996-2009, Advisor to the President of the European Council 2010-14, MEP candidate in the May 2014 elections/// People have been discussing a multi-tier Europe for decades: after all, the ECSC project in 1950 created what was then seen as a two-speed Europe, involving just 6 of… » read more

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