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Helmut Kohl, citizen of Europe

Written by Philippe Perchoc, Helmut Kohl died on 16 June 2017 at the age of 87. The father of German reunification and a strong supporter of European integration, he leaves a long-lasting legacy. A European ceremony of honour is planned for the former Chancellor and Honorary Citizen of Europe, in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, … Continue reading

L’impact de la Communauté européenne du charbon et de l’acier (CECA) sur le Luxembourg et la construction européenne

Écrit par Iolanda Mombelli, “L’impact de la Communauté européenne du charbon et de l’acier (CECA) sur le Luxembourg et la construction européenne” et l’histoire des pouvoirs et de la politique budgétaire du Parlement européen (PE) étaient au cœur des discussions de la table ronde organisée le 26 novembre 2015 dans l’ancien hémicycle du Parlement à … Continue reading

The 1995 enlargement of the European Union: The accession of Finland and Sweden

Written by Edward Whitfield, This year, Finland and Sweden celebrate the 20th anniversary of their accession to the European Union, as does Austria. This study is an examination of the events that surrounded this enlargement from the specific viewpoint of the first two countries, both Nordic states. The examination takes into account the relevant pressures … Continue reading

The Historical Archives: European Union history and European Parliament history

Written by Isabel Saavedra As official record keeper of the European Parliament, the Historical Archives hold a wealth of historical documents spanning from the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community Assembly in 1952, to the present. These documents include official EP texts (adopted reports and resolutions, parliamentary questions, and debates), and also the … Continue reading

The Echelon Affair: A History of the Investigation and its significance today

Written by Iolanda Mombelli Study: L’affaire Echelon : Les travaux du Parlement européen sur le système global d’interception, 1998-2002 The Echelon Affair: the EP and the global interception system 1998-2002 The Echelon system … unlike many of the electronic spy systems developed during the cold war, is designed for primarily non-military targets: governments, organisations and … Continue reading

Caribbean slavery reparation claims against some European countries

Winning the Oscar ®for best picture in March 2014, the acclaimed movie “12 Years a Slave” recently brought slavery back under the spotlight. Around the same time, but far less noticeably, a group of Caribbean countries brought forward a concrete action plan to seek compensation from some European countries which took part in the slave … Continue reading

The road to the 1984 Spinelli Report

The Spinelli Report was the result of many years of work and reflection, a project developed on the basis of the Manifesto di Ventotene written by Altiero Spinelli with Ernesto Rossi in 1941. Spinelli chose to advocate a United States of Europe, and the first elected Parliament offered him the chance to work on some … Continue reading

Spinelli’s legacy: the federal path

6 language versions available in PDF format Das Vermächtnis von Altiero Spinelli: der Weg zu einem föderalen System El legado de Spinelli: la vía federal L’héritage d’Altiero Spinelli: la voie du fédéralisme Il lascito di Spinelli: la via del federalismo Spuścizna po Spinellim: federalizm Spinelli’s legacy: the federal path The 1984 Draft Treaty establishing the … Continue reading

Library event: Lithuania in Europe, and Europe in Lithuania

by Kristina Sabaliauskaité To mark the Lithuanian Presidency we will be holding a talk on 24th of September which will focus on literature, history and arts, but mostly – on Lithuania in Europe, and Europe in Lithuania. Lithuania often prides itself being at the geographical centre of Europe, yet not many Europeans would locate it … Continue reading

Robert Schuman and May 9th

Robert Schuman is regarded as one of the founders of the European Communities. On 9 May 1950, then French foreign minister, he presented his proposal on the creation of an organised Europe, indispensable to the maintenance of peaceful relations, when revealing in a press conference at Quai d’Orsay his plan to pool the French and … Continue reading

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