fiscal compact treaty Archive

  • Europe gives Scotland another chance

    Interesting that the EU referendum on 23 June gives a new lease of life to the case for Scottish independence. It was Europe that was the cause of its failure two years ago. As the argument for Scottish independence developed in recent decades, it slowly […]

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  • Would an independent Scotland keep the pound?

    Alex Salmond used to be a strong advocate of joining the euro.  Back in the days when many people thought it was a good idea, Mr Salmond was one of the foremost proponents of the idea.  It was an economically advantageous move that would cement […]

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  • Will the changes in the Eurozone demand new institutions for the EU? (24 September 2013)

    Will the changes in the Eurozone demand new institutions for the EU? (24 September 2013)

    2pm – 6.15pm, followed by a reception Mary Sumner House, 24 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3RB OUTLINE PROGRAMME (detailed timings to follow nearer the time) 14.00 – 16.30: Will the changes in the Eurozone demand new institutions for the EU? Speakers: Prof Dr Otmar Höll, […]

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  • Silence where a policy should be

    The coalition government’s mid-term review and relaunch yesterday gave us an update on what they think they have achieved.  Of course, because the coalition is made up of two separate and, at the next election, competing political parties, what they think of as their achievements […]

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  • Federal Union review of 2012

    The most important outcome of the past 12 months is that the eurozone survived.  The world was poised on the edge of a financial precipice at the beginning of last year; it did not fall in during its course.  But it is still on the […]

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  • Democracy and the eurozone’s fiscal pact: are they compatible? (16 April 2012)

    5.30 for 6.00 pm – 8.00pm, followed by a reception, National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE Throughout this year, the Federal Trust is jointly organising a series of conferences on European economic themes together with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Global Policy […]

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  • Can the union be saved? Report on the Federal Union AGM

    Federal Union held its AGM and annual conference on 17 March 2012.  The morning session, entitled “Can the European Union be saved?”, looked at the European treaty agreed at the summit earlier this month, and asked whether it embodied the right model for the future […]

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  • Can the union be saved? AGM and annual conference (17 March 2012)

    The Federal Union AGM and annual conference will be held in London on Saturday 17 March 2012. It will discuss: – the fate of the European Union after the latest treaty – the fate of the Anglo-Scottish union in the light of the forthcoming referendum […]

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  • If you’re not at the table, you’re part of the menu

    By Patrick Mc Nally Is it so radical? January 2012, another European Summit and yet another treaty. A treaty that Germany wants but the other 26 countries do not. The treaty’s final text is an acknowledgment of German dominance in Europe rather than an acceptance […]

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  • Petition on federal union

    We the undersigned citizens and associations of the European Union petition the European Parliament as follows: Alarmed at the continuing financial instability and economic difficulties across Europe, Noting that the new intergovernmental treaty will contribute to the strengthening of fiscal discipline but does not address […]

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