TAXI: Europa

Ça m’est revenu au petit matin du 9 novembre 2016, alors que l’Europe s’apprêtait à célébrer le soir où le mur de Berlin tomba. Je me suis couché en sachant que mon antonyme avait été élu président des États-Unis. J’ai peu dormi et l’envie de mes 18 ans de ‘faire quelque chose pour changer le… » read more

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  Europe is the most open continent. Faced with less growth for part of its citizens, islamist terrorism and an increase in migrants and refugee influx, should it seize-up and become a ’Fortress Europe’? The above Eurobarometer suggests that, for the first time, Terrorism is EU citizens’ main concern, taking over from Immigration which took… » read more

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According to the European Commission, Apple made more than €50 Billion over the 2012-2014 period on the European markets. It took advantage of the single market to repatriate all its profits to Ireland, where it negotiated paying less than 0.01% in taxes rather than the 12.5% rate applied to other companies. This is unfair. The… » read more

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The upset was massive. The result of the referendum divided the country between cities, typically voting No, and periphery which voted Yes. Whilst all polls and experts predicted No would win, a tiny majority voted to exclude EU immigrants from moving in. All major world newspapers predicted the economy would be much affected by skills… » read more

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Il y a 3 ans la Suisse surprenait l’Europe par sa votation fermant le pays à l’Immigration de masse. Ce mois-ci, le gouvernement Suisse a tranché. Au nom du libre accès des Suisses à l’Europe de la Connaissance il a confronté les populistes et les xénophobes en acceptant de laisser entrer les travailleurs Croates –… » read more

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Dear readers (yes there where more than 100 of you say the Blog stats…) a quick update on the date when MEPs will debate it out to elect their first democratically elected president. The Europe group of the Union of European Federalists has contacted the 7 candidates for the European Parliament (EP) Presidency asking them… » read more

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What if #Brexit, that supposedly fatal – for the EU – event, were to eventually help an old Eurofederalist dream to become true? It is now more than 70 years that European Federalist groups and associations ask for a Parliament elected by all Europeans on European lists. Pse play Vous êtes lents (A.Souchon – 1985… » read more

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