The history of tomorrow

Happy 25th of April, belatedly Dear European friends, We write to you the day after Italy’s Festa della Liberazione and Portugal’s Dia da Liberdade to give you one last update on our open letter to Angela Merkel. Last Thursday, European leaders held the European Council via conference call. They formally approved the € 540 billion proposed byContinue reading “The history of tomorrow”

Joint statement on today’s European Council

Today’s European Council meeting is crucial for the future of the EU and of its citizens. The magnitude of the current crisis will affect each and every one of us for years to come. So too, will the political decisions in response to it. This is why it is important that leaders participating in thisContinue reading “Joint statement on today’s European Council”

The time to make history – our message to Angela Merkel

Dear European friends, We want to update you on the open letter to Angela Merkel in this crucial week for the EU. This coming Thursday the European Council discusses the economic response to the pandemic. The meeting builds on that of the eurogroup, in which measures for up to € 500 billion were agreed.  On Thursday, the main point on the agendaContinue reading “The time to make history – our message to Angela Merkel”

EU Parliament votes to demand recovery bonds while 1500 citizens sign open letter to Merkel

The EU Parliament has voted resoundingly in favour of a motion asking a “massive” recovery plan financed by an increased EU budget, existing EU funds and recovery bonds guaranteed by the EU budget. The motion was approved by 395 votes in favour against 171. Meanwhile more than 1500 European citizens, scholars and intellectuals have signed thisContinue reading “EU Parliament votes to demand recovery bonds while 1500 citizens sign open letter to Merkel”

More than 1000 European citizens sign open letter to Merkel

More than a 1000 European citizens have signed this open letter to Angela Merkel calling for European bonds to finance the European recovery from the pandemics. The letter ask Merkel to lead the European Council towards this historical step for the European Union. It follows the complete list of signatories updated as Sunday the 12thContinue reading “More than 1000 European citizens sign open letter to Merkel”