Alert for the second half of 2013 – Global systemic crisis II : second devastating explosion/social outburst on a worldwide scale
A 2008 Lehman type shock, the fire’s symbolic start and especially widespread awareness of the situation, has not yet occurred. This really isn’t good news because, over time, the situation is getting worse and it’s not a shock that one must prepare for but a devastating explosion… (page 2)
EU 2014-2015: after the European Parliamentary elections, the stand-off between the Parliament and the European Council will encourage Euroland’s rise
The EU’s institutional architecture has always been, since the beginning of the European integration process, based on the shifting sands of political reality. If we only look at it at a given moment, one could be led to believe that the structure is sound, firmly rooted in European treaties. But the reality is quite different… (page 11)
The world in 2030 – Diversification / infrastructures / education: anticipating an economy’s post-crisis capacity to rebound
If it’s necessary to have a view of short term events to navigate through this crisis of secular magnitude, one must never however lose sight of the big picture of the changes in the world, as we regularly remind GEAB readers. It’s the reason why it’s important not to forget the core trends which shape a society over the long term, i.e. over several decades (20 to 30 years)… (page 15)
Global Governance - The Euro-BRICS rapprochement at the service of the system’s update or as a matrix for a new model?
Are the institutions of global governance, theoretically in charge of managing the crisis affecting the world for the last five years, structurally capable of undertaking the necessary reforms to create the conditions for an improvement in their effectiveness?… (page 27)
Strategic and operational recommendations
Cash / oil / stock exchanges / bonds… (page 30)
The GlobalEurometre - Results and Analyses
This month’s questionnaire reflects a high but constant concern about the economic signals, with the notable exception over the risk of bank failures which has become clearer once again… (page 33)
Three new criteria to take in account for allocating institutions to a city/region. Euroring 1 area will become a vast European metropolis energized by high-speed trains (Thalys and EuroStar), fast and cheap planes and new information technologies. Meanwhile the growing complexity of the EU system (both in terms of political legitimacy as well as in terms of efficiency) requires that its locations generates both democratic added-value and an increase in human resource competences. Three new ...
The aim of the third Eurorings seminar which took place in Frankfurt in cooperation with the Municipality, was to examine the impact a decentralised political and administrative EU system could have on the European public service. Thanks to the 15 experts who joined the meeting, it was possible to tackle in a highly original and innovating way the tricky issue of the future of the European public service ; both envisaged under a new light, that of its adaptation to a polycentric system ; ...
A new geography for the European institutions by 2020 The Court of Justice in The Hague, the Central Bank in Frankfurt, the Commission in Paris! The Parliament and the Council in Brussels or in London? The second Eurorings seminar gathered 25 participants at the premisses of the City of Hague, co-organiser of the meeting. Less than 6 months after the first Eurorings session in the City Hall of Paris, the completely innovating approach invented by Europe 2020 in order to address the ...
INTRODUCTION Right after the Euro-Launch, just before the enlargement to the Central and Eastern European Countries, and at the time when all the actors of the European construction are engaged in a debate on the in-depth reorganization of EU institutions, Europe2020 which has actively contributed to this effort through its work of anticipation since 1998, today makes a concrete proposal (see concept of Euro-Ring project in appendix). Based on the double requirement of EU democratization ...
Secondary European capitals like Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxemburg are inappropriate to represent the EU as a strong, confident and forward-looking global player that it so desperately wants to be. They appear remote from the citizens and breed incestuous behaviour. Moving the Council, Commission, Parliament and Court of Justice to the centers of power of the member states (as proposed by Europe 2020) would demonstrate that every-day EU matters are not separate from, but part of national ...