11/09/2013 - In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Barroso made a rallying call to 'all those that care about Europe, whatever their political or ideological position, wherever they come from, to speak up for Europe'.
29/07/2013 - Benoît Cœuré and Jörg Asmussen, Members of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, address future reform of the European banking system.
24/07/2013 - The emergency economic measures put in place in Greece, Ireland and Cyprus in the wake of the sovereign debt crisis have generated long-lasting political damage for the image of the EU, according to a pair of leading EU commentators.
23/07/2013 - Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship calls for a directly accountable European government.
18/07/2013 - Leading Greek political commentator Nick Malkoutzis says Europe needs to develop a much clearer picture of what it is trying to achieve beyond improving its economic competiveness.
16/07/2013 - Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission, calls for an end to the “Troika” – the emergency partnership between the European Commission, International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank.
11/07/2013 - Maroš Šefčovič, Commission Vice-President for inter-institutional affairs and administration, calls for an overhaul of economic and monetary union in Europe.
08/07/2013 - Michel Barnier, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, says that closer economic integration should be the catalyst for reinventing the European Union.
03/07/2013 - Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaité says restoring public confidence in the European project depends on granting opportunities for citizens.
02/07/2013 - Otmar Issing, a founding member of executive board of the European Central Bank, argues that centralisation of economic decision-making as an end in itself cannot underpin a prosperous and powerful Europe.
01/07/2013 - John O’ Brennan, Director of European Studies at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, asks if Croatia’s accession to the EU will encourage its neighbours to seek EU membership – or lead to enlargement fatigue.
01/07/2013 - Croatia’s entry into the European Union on the 1 July 2013 marks another milestone in the construction of the EU.
27/06/2013 - José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission welcomed the agreement by national leaders and MEPs on the EU's budget for 2014-20, which he called the “growth fund for Europe”.
26/06/2013 - German Federal President Joachim Gauck debated the future of Europe with young Germans in Berlin.
26/06/2013 - The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) calls for the urgent completion of the EMU and urgent reform across Europe.
25/06/2013 - An event at Dublin Castle brought together politicians from across Europe to discuss the future shape and role of the EU.
24/06/2013 - Europe needs to further build a “Europe for citizens” based on a strong vision, says Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission.
23/06/2013 - The financial crisis has necessitated a substantial change in international policy cooperation, said Jörg Asmussen, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB.
21/06/2013 - Henri Malosse, president of the European Economic and Social Committee, says the EU needs to reconnect with citizens.
21/06/2013 - The Dutch government publishes a “subsidiarity review” – an assessment of the policy areas in which it believes the EU should and should not be involved.
19/06/2013 - Olli Rehn, Vice-President of the Commission and responsible for "Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro", says the challenge is to finally beat the crisis by rebalancing and reforming European economies.
19/06/2013 - Mark Spelman, member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Europe, says that Europe needs to make it easier for economic activity to take place across national borders.
18/06/2013 - Romano Prodi, ex-president of the European Commission, is optimistic on opportunities for growth in Europe despite the current economic crisis.
14/06/2013 - An article in Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter argues that the economic crisis has pushed European countries to solve some divisive issues.
13/06/2013 - Economist Will Hutton says that both the EU and the UK would be much stronger if the country had adopted the euro currency 10 years ago.
12/06/2013 - Štefan Füle, the EU commissioner for enlargement, is optimistic on progress in Turkey accession negotiations despite current difficulties.
12/06/2013 - The European Parliament has agreed to a proposal to cut the number of MEPs for its 2014 election.
12/06/2013 - President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso calls for a “European consensus” among national leaders.
10/06/2013 - Charles Grant, director of a London-based think tank, outlines a number of actions to make the EU more accountable.
09/06/2013 - Anders Åslund, a Swedish economist, argues that reforms across Europe are fundamentally going in the right direction, despite current difficulties.
05/06/2013 - Many citizens feel disconnected from the EU and its institutions, according to a survey by pollsters Gallup.
05/06/2013 - The King Baudouin Foundation, a Belgian think tank, has launched an international project to stimulate reflection on the future of Europe among the public and policy makers.
04/06/2013 - The European parliament hosted a forum on the future of Europe on 4 June.
03/06/2013 - Francesco Nicoli from the European Policy Centre think tank analyses current reforms and future steps to strengthen European Monetary Union.
03/06/2013 - The liberal leader in the European Parliament, Guy Verhofstadt, called for far-reaching reforms to European governance.
02/06/2013 - Jimmy Jamar, head of the European Commission’s representation in Belgium, argues that more efforts are needed to involve the public in reflection over the future of Europe.
31/05/2013 - The European Student Think Tank asked students in European studies to imagine the EU in 2030. They selected Henri Erti’s piece EU 2030: Expansion without integration to publish in May on their blog.
31/05/2013 - Danuta Hübner, Polish MEP and former EU Commissioner for regional policy, says that recent crisis-driven reforms lack an overarching vision.
29/05/2013 - Katinka Barysch from the Centre for European Reform, a London-based think tank, says that many commonly-used arguments used in the debate on Europe are not based on facts.
25/05/2013 - Continuing with enlargement is essential for the EU to maintain its relevance in the world, said Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement.
24/05/2013 - Around 64% of young Europeans plan to vote in the 2014 European Parliament elections, according to EU survey.
23/05/2013 - Members of the European Parliament called for the start of formal negotiations on EU membership with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
23/05/2013 - Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, said that national policies alone are not enough to end the financial crisis.
23/05/2013 - The European Parliament called for greater democratic accountability and more action to address social problems as part of reforms to deepen European economic and monetary union.
22/05/2013 - The European Economic and Social Committee has called on the EU to launch a new European social action programme, with concrete measures to increase solidarity among member countries.
22/05/2013 - Euroscepticism has spread in the wake of the economic crisis, but it is worth remembering why Europe continues to matter, says John McCormick, a leading US expert on EU politics.
22/05/2013 - President Barroso welcomed the commitment at European Council to make progress on energy policy and tax evasion and fraud.
21/05/2013 - The European Parliament has voted to change elections to 22-25 May 2014, a month earlier than planned.
20/05/2013 - The heads of some of the biggest British companies stated that the country needs to stay in the EU in an open letter to the Independent newspaper.
20/05/2013 - The EU Commissioner for industry outlined ways the industrial sector can guide the EU out of crisis.
19/05/2013 - Localism, extremism and populism have replaced pan-nationalism, argues an editorial in New Europe.
16/05/2013 - France’s president François Hollande has said France is willing to shape a new political union, as a matter of European urgency.
09/05/2013 - Estonia’s interests would be better protected in a federal than a confederal EU, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said at a debate on 9 May.
08/05/2013 - Commission calls for significant progress on completing the internal energy market and tackling growing tax fraud and evasion ahead of leaders’ meeting.
08/05/2013 - New proposals would remove remaining obstacles to living, working and shopping anywhere in the EU.
07/05/2013 - European Commission President José Manuel Barroso outlined the steps toward a genuine economic and monetary union (EMU) at a conference in Brussels, Belgium.
06/05/2013 - Finland’s Europe minister Alexander Stubb said the debt crisis and strong support for the euro paves way for 8 more countries to join the eurozone.
25/04/2013 - Euroscepticism is soaring as public confidence in the EU drops to an all-time low, according to a study of Eurobarometer polls.
22/04/2013 - European Commission President José Manuel Barroso said a ‘functional federalism’ would protect the European Union’s shared values and way of life.
18/04/2013 - Regional funding is supporting growth where it is most needed, but governments need to speed up implementation, says assessment report.
18/04/2013 - The EU needs to invest more in programmes to help unemployed young people and engage them more in democracy says Peter Matjašič, president of the European Youth Forum.
18/04/2013 - The European Economic and Social Committee plans to be more proactive in engaging citizens in the debate on Europe's future and taking account of their views.
16/04/2013 - The ‘Debating Europe’ website has launched a new online forum to encourage people to debate topical issues with current MEPs and MEP candidates, and to vote in next year’s elections for the European Parliament.
16/04/2013 - MEPs approved a package to reform the supervision of the EU's banking sector. The new rules would also cap banker's bonuses, curb speculative risk-taking, and step up capital provisions to help banks cope better with crises.
12/04/2013 - Committee of the Regions says local and regional autonomy and independence movements are internal matters for EU countries.
08/11/2012 - European Commission vice-president Viviane Reding called for “a thorough political and democratic deepening” of the current European Union.