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Europe at a crossroads: Looking to the future

commons (Peter McDermott)

Vice-President Viviane Reding is in Tallinn today to attend the XXV Congress of FIDE (Fédération Internationale pour le Droit Européen).

In her speech she looks to the future and asks where Europe is headed and calls for "a quantum leap forward towards a true Political Union".

Recognising that we are currently at a delicate juncture of European integration with many questioning the fate of the euro, her response rings crystal clear: "Monetary Union is as good as set in stone. It is forever. Legally, it cannot be undone."

Viviane Reding recently called on citizens all over the European Union to help set the policy agenda for the next years and shape the future of Europe in the biggest ever EU public consultation on citizens' rights.

The Commission wants to hear about what kind of European Union citizens would like to see by 2020. You can have your say by filling in the questionnaire online before 9 September 2012.

Vice-President Reding has outlined her vision of a post-crisis Europe in a five point plan for 2020.