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Ernest Urtasun*: «Si l’Union arrive à la COP21 de Paris sans parler d’une seule voix, ce sera une catastrophe»

One Way Climate c sillydog Paris 2015 sera-t-il le sommet environnemental de la dernière chance pour la «Commission de la dernière chance»? Hausse du nombre de réfugiés climatiques, tensions migratoires, restrictions d’accès aux ressources naturelles, impact sur l’économie locale…, le bassin méditerranéen pourrait être l’une des premières victimes d’une tragédie annoncée sur laquelle s’accordent tous les experts du GIEC si la COP21 française débouchait sur un nouveau Copenhague. Si l’Union arrivait désunie à Paris et sans ambition politique forte, ce serait une «catastrophe», prévient le député européen écologiste espagnol Ernest Urtasun pour qui le succès de l’Union ne pourra émerger sans s’appuyer sur une stratégie euro-méditerranéenne.

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L’ELDD de Nigel Farage à nouveau menacé d’implosion

FARAGE nigel c Chatham House London48h à peine après avoir réussi à sauver l'ELDD de la dissolution, Nigel Farage ne s'attendait sans doute pas à faire face à une nouvelle opposition au sein du groupe parlementaire qu'il préside. Nulle démission cette fois-ci mais un vote du Lituanien Valentinas Mazuronis en faveur de la Commission Juncker qui interroge. Un vote en opposition avec les consignes de Farage et qui pourrait, si la ligne de fracture se confirmait, hypothéquer la «seconde vie» du groupe politique eurosceptique.

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Quo vadis Europa?

DCB(By Daniel Cohn-Bendit) Through their nationalist attitudes, European leaders paint a sad picture of their own distrust towards the European project and their partners. Through their European policies on a nation-state scale, they obstruct European post-national democracy and cast doubt on its values. And to top it all, their solutions are unworkable and appear anachronistic in relation to the continental and intercontinental reality of the century’s problems. The need for irreverence towards the intellectual conservatism of political circles is all the more urgent because exploitation of identity is becoming increasingly widespread and unscrupulous.

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What strategies to overcome the current impasse between Switzerland and the European Union?

rene schwokRelations between Switzerland and the European Union are currently stalled. Two main issues are at stake. The first is the “institutional dimension”. It means that the EU demands an adjustment of the mechanisms that govern the relationship with Switzerland. As long as Berne procrastinates, Brussels refuses to enter into negotiations on many issues (electricity, Reach etc.). The second question relates to immigration. It results from the referendum of February 2014 which set limits on the establishment of foreign citizens in Switzerland. Such a measure is in contradiction with the bilateral agreement on the free movement of persons with the EU. Legally, the Union is therefore entitled to terminate this agreement, as well other agreements with the Confederation. To understand the discussion and to consider scenarios to get out of the crisis, it is necessary to look back in depth on each of the two topics. But first, we must also keep in mind that Switzerland is the only country in the world where direct democracy plays such an important role in decision-making, particularly in the area of foreign policy.

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