Alfredo De Feo European pratictioner and researcher

The project started with MEPs answering a Questionnaire. The answers give an added value that might interest researchers to discover not only the History but also the human side:   Mariela Baeva https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VWpCb6QKr55KVSbgRUTJjF7TSRZaQW5s/edit   Richard Balfe https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dl7dMR_LtX1jij_fKyn7Onqd1OUEDmPk/edit What MEPs told us   About The fall of the Santer Commission   Role of group coordinators  … » read more

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This project started in the course of a walk in North Oxfordshire a couple of years ago. The two co-editors noted that 2019 would mark the 40th anniversary of the first direct elections to the European Parliament and felt that it was a good moment to look back at what the Parliament has and has… » read more

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The European Parliament is conducting its battle to approve the decision of the European Council of last July 2020, setting three conditions and maintaining its hard position, until now. Since the ‘70ies the EP has used the budget to expand its influence and powers. The budgetary battles conducted for many decades have contributed to the… » read more

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Dopo più di 60 dall’inizio della costruzione europea, l’Europa è entrata prepotentemente alla ribalta della politica italiana. Probabilmente mai, come oggi, si era discusso in modo così intenso sulle politiche europee. Questo comporta dei rischi ma offre anche l’opportunità di una riflessione più approfondita. L’Europa attraversa un periodo di crisi, una crisi profonda, che a… » read more

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Il bilancio europeo ha attratto l’attenzione dei media a seguito di dichiarazioni di importanti esponenti del governo italiano che, in diverse forme hanno indicato la volontà di mettere il veto sul bilancio europeo. Mi sembra utile chiarire cosa questo significa rispetto alle regole europee. La definizione ‘bilancio europeo’ viene usata genericamente per indicare sia il… » read more

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Next May, 2nd, the Commission will launch the formal proposals for the Multiannual Financial Framework, which will shape Europe toward 2030.These proposals will arrive after a long preparation in the Commission but also in the Member States. These MFF are not a simple renewal but it is the first concrete response of the EUR 27… » read more

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The EU has different faces and roles – the regulatory role, the legislative role within EU and its role as actor in the external world – but a (almost) single delivery tool: the EU budget. The reform of the EU should cover both institutional and budgetary aspects. Is a modification of the Treaty necessary to… » read more

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Il Corriere Fiorentino del 9 Dicembre ha dato rilievo alla discussione in corso a Bruxelles e nelle cancellerie dei paesi europei sul futuro dei finanziamenti europei dopo il 2020, cioè alla scadenza dell’attuale programmazione finanziaria. Gli articoli di Fatucchi e Gori sono precisi e ben documentati, ma mi sia consentita qualche considerazione su questo tema.… » read more

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Alfredo De Feo The European project is navigating in turbulent waters. In the State of the Union 2017’s speech, J.C. Juncker said that he wants to put ‘wind back in Europe sail’, but if Europe wants to sail again in calmer waters, in addition to the wind it is necessary a captain at the helm… » read more

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The need for EU reform is gaining ground and rising on the European political agenda. In 2015 the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies started a research project on the use of financial resources in Europe. This project, part of the Integration, Governance and Democracy strand, has followed the approach of the RSCAS in combining… » read more

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