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)
Organised in partnership with the Europa Büro of the City of Frankfurt Note de synthèse des travaux Concept The future distribution of the European institutions throughout the European Institution Network will most certainly put the EU political and administrative system more in harmony with the European society: closer to the people, decentralized and working on a network basis. Nevertheless to ensure the efficiency of the whole system, which first of all is depending on its human ...
Organised in partnership with the City of The hague Seminar’s executive summary Concept The need for closing the gap between the EU institutions and the European citizens, the changing nature of European societies moving towards a “network society”, the enlargement of the EU, the revolutions of communication (high speed trains, cheap flights) and telecommunication (Internet), all that is pleading for a radical restructuring of the historic axis of the European institutions ...
"Towards a new EU institutional geography for a Europe closer to its citizens" Organised in partnership with the City of Paris Seminar’s executive summary Concept The European institutional system is the result of a double requirement strongly consistent with the specific context of the 50’s : Bringing together yesterday’s enemies, which required neutral or symbolic areas/cities likely to favor the European reconciliation as a basis of the European project in its launch-phase ...