(06 February 2015) – Notre Europe-Jacques Delors Institute yesterday published a declaration calling for a fresh thrust to the European construction.
The European authorities appointed in the wake of the elections in May 2014 have a historic, not to say overwhelming, task ahead of them. Faced with the pressure being brought to bear by eurosceptics and europhobes alike, it falls to them to urgently impart a fresh thrust to the European construction – a process which may be the target of greater criticism than ever before but which continues to be crucial in a world where globalisation is advancing and Europe is shrinking and growing old.
Jacques Delors, Pascal Lamy, António Vitorino, Yves Bertoncini and the other participants of Notre Europe-Jacques Delors Institute’s 2014 European Steering Committee call them in their common declaration to face three main challenges:
- Europeans looking out at the world
- Making better use of the opportunities that the EU offers
- The EU as an answer to threats
This declaration has been published in the European and international press by the following titles: Euractiv.com (EU), Le Figaro (France), Handelsblatt (Germany), Huffington Post – Québec (Canada), Le Jeudi (Luxembourg), La Libre Belgique (Belgium), La Repubblica (Italy) and To Vima (Greece). It will be soon published in Publico (Portugal) and Jurnalul.ro (Romania).