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Paris, 13 February 2012 – Deepening democracy in Europe and solidary integration

13/02/2012
 
Yves Bertoncini will speak in a roundtable debate on “Deepening democracy in Europe and solidary integration” organized by the European Affairs Committee of the French National Assembly this Wednesday, February 13th.

Yves Bertoncini will speak

in a roundtable debate on “Deepening

democracy in Europe and solidary integration” organized by the European Affairs Committee of the French National Assembly this Wednesday, February 13th.

He will speak alongside:

– Jean Arthuis, Senator

of the Mayenne and President of

the Centrist Alliance

– Pervenche Beres, Chairperson of the Commission of Social Affairs and Employment in the European Parliament

– Daniel Cohn-Bendit,

Co-President of the Green Group in the European

Parliament

– Jean Pisani-Ferry, Director of Bruegel Think-Tank

The debate

with parliamentarians

will focus on the following questions:

1. Missions of the EU

(What can Europe do? What kind of

Europe we want?), in particular

addressing the issues of the fiscal

union, financial stability union (and

banking supervision), economic union (economic policies and fiscal, social and environmental harmonization).

2. Democratic organisation of institutionsable to serve best these missions (both in terms of the evolution of

functions and the composition of current

institutions and also for the strengthening of the European democratic anchorage).

The involvement of national parliaments in the new governance along with the European Parliament will be one of

the important topics of this

debate that follows the resolution recently

adopted by the European Affairs Committee of the French National Assembly.