EuroViews is a CeAS blog (open to scholars, experts, policy makers, media operators, young researchers, graduate and postgraduate students, civil society representatives)  hosting short texts of comment, analysis and criticism on the state of the Union, its actions, policies and future prospects towards an “ever closer Union among the Peoples of Europe.”

Riapre il cantiere europeo: i rischi e le occasioni da non perdere

Pier Virgilio Dastoli

March 9, 2021

Due anni dopo la lettera di Emmanuel Macron alle cittadine e ai cittadini europei sarà firmata dai presidenti del Parlamento europeo David Sassoli, dal Presidente del Consiglio dell’Unione António Costa e dalla Presidente della Commissione europea Ursula von der Leyen una dichiarazione comune sulla Conferenza sul futuro dell’Europa (dell’Europa non della sola Unione europea) per costruire un’Europa più resiliente e impegnarsi per la democrazia con i cittadini. read more

Appello al Governo italiano sul Futuro dell’Europa

Consiglio Italiano Movimento Europeo

February 19, 2021

Il CeAS è lieto di pubblicare il testo dell’Appello al Governo italiano sul “Futuro dell’Europa” promosso dal Consiglio Italiano del Movimento Europeo (CIME), al quale il CeAS ha aderito insieme con altri centri, fondazioni, organizzazioni e associazioni, in occasione dell’insediamento del governo presieduto da Mario Draghi: leggi il testo

Il perimetro europeo di Mario Draghi

Pier Virgilio Dastoli

February 19, 2021

Durante gli anni della sua presidenza a Francoforte Mario Draghi ha avvertito più volte la classe politica europea che la BCE poteva fare molto (whatever it takes) per difendere l’Euro dagli attacchi speculativi ma aggiungeva “abbiamo fatto abbastanza ? Sì, abbiamo fatto abbastanza. E possiamo fare di più” e quel “possiamo” si riferiva all’idea che – tutti insieme – bisognava andare “alla ricerca di un’Unione più perfetta“. read more

Education for Peace: a ‘trilogy’ and one ‘goodpractice’

Luigi Moccia

November 1, 2020

This paper aim is to offer for discussion a very concise and simplified presentation of the topic that gives the title to this panel “Education for Culture of Peace” within the framework of the “PI Conf 2020 Online Education without Social Distance: Challenges for Internationalisation and Culture of Peace”. In my view, three basic features should qualify “education for a culture of peace”: to  be proactive, multi-purpose and holistic (I would call it a ‘trilogy’ for a culture of peace). I’ll try briefly to argue each of these obviously intertwined features. read more

COVID-19 impact on violent extremism: a warning for Europe and member states

Maria Luisa Maniscalco

September 28, 2020

In everyday life the scale of change being wrought by COVID-19 has been massive. From the toll of human lives lost to economic hardship to the impact on mental health, life has changed immensely since the beginning of this year. There are many concerns about how we can recover and what changes will be permanent read more

The future of the Union and the challenge of the pandemic crisis: between uncertainty and hope

Luigi Moccia

July 14, 2020

As a result of a survey commissioned by the European Parliament, a “majority (56 %)” of EU citizens are of the opinion that “the EU should have more financial means to overcome the impact of the pandemic”, and “Public health tops the priority list, with economic recovery and climate change” (News European Parliament, “Citizens call for a bigger EU budget to tackle crisis”). read more

“Defence and Security Union”: beyond pandemic crisis

 Maria Luisa Maniscalco

June 9, 2020

In an international scenario where the growing and uncontrolled competition at all levels is accompanied by the return to traditional confrontation of powers in a context of weakening the solidity of the Western world and wearing out the Transatlantic and European cohesion, Defence ministers of France, Germany, Italy and Spain signed a letter on May 29 addressed to their counterparts from the other 23 EU member state sas well as the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, aimed at reviving the theme of a “Defence Europe.” read more

The geopolitics of migration control in the Mediterranean: how our gatekeepers are keeping us in check

Maria Ludovica Gualtieri

May 12, 2020

A boundary line always defines two realities: the inside and the outside. This idea also reflects the twofold nature of migration policies. On the one hand, domestic policies aim to manage aliens already – lawfully or unlawfully – on national soil. On the other hand, the global nature of migratory phenomenon pushed EU States to combine internal measures with a transnational approach involving the cooperation of the countries of origin… read more

Will the Union survive coronavirus crisis?

Luigi Moccia

March 22, 2020

In a previous post (January 07, 2020, The “Conference on the Future of Europe”: towards a “Citizens Union”) it was held that: “The new year begins for the European Union (EU) in the name of a double challenge… Brexit with its pending issues and the uncertainty of its medium-long term consequences… the announcement of a “Conference on the future of Europe”). It’s time to make, sadly, an updating: by adding to the two challenges thus evoked a third and much tougher one; the coronavirus pandemic emergency! read more

The “Conference on the Future of Europe”: towards a “Citizens Union”

Luigi Moccia

January 7, 2020

The new year begins for the European Union (EU) in the name of a double challenge. On the one hand, Brexit with its pending issues and the uncertainty of its medium-long term consequences that may affect the development of the integration process. read more

È l’ora della cittadinanza comune dell’Unione

Luigi Moccia

November 7, 2018

Nel discorso tenuto il 12 settembre 2018 dal Presidente della Commissione europea “sullo stato dell’Unione”, davanti al Parlamento europeo, l’una e l’altro giunti a scadenza nel prossimo anno, si legge: “La geopolitica ci insegna che è definitivamente scoccata l’ora della sovranità europea. [.] L’Europa deve svolgere sempre di più un ruolo di protagonista nelle relazioni internazionali. La sovranità europea proviene dalla sovranità nazionale degli Stati membri. Non sostituisce quella propria delle nazioni”… read more

The State of the Union and sense of realism: the ‘dual’ level’ of democracy in the Union

Luigi Moccia

October 19, 2016

Now is official: as stated by the Commission President Juncker, the European Union is in crisis; and not a light one, but so depressing to be called “an existential crisis”! It starts like this his 2016 speech “On the State of the Union”, held on September 14 in front of the European Parliament. He comes to that conclusion… read more

“What has happened to you, Europe?” The future of Europe as peoples’ Union

Luigi Moccia

May 11, 2016

Europe seems to have lost, together with the spirit of the founding fathers, its direction, while proceeding with difficulty, among resistances and compromises, in a step by step way closely linked with a functional approach to integration, not so much pragmatic but much more sectorial and random often because of the urgency of emergencies, which appears… read more

The ‘common’ European border and the migration crisis as ‘borderline’ issue in the future of Europe

Luigi Moccia

April 27, 2016

It is difficult to know what exactly is going to happen in next months and years to come as regards migration flows and related humanitarian emergencies. But one can easily foresees, depending on the European attitudes, capacities and policies to tackle with such phenomenon, that it is going to happen something… read more

“United  Citizens of Europe:” the way ahead to a democratic political Union

Luigi Moccia

December 9, 2015

The economic and financial crisis still looming on the euro zone showed a deficit at the European level, which affects not only the question of how Europe functions, from the point of view of the “decision-making process,” but also the problem of policy choices, namely the issue of European government… read more

Dealing with “European foreign fighters”: what strategies?

Maria Luisa Maniscalco

Since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011, there have been growing worries about the threat posed by European citizens (or residents) travelling to conflict zones, the so-called “foreign fighters”… read more

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