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Year XXXIV, Number 1, March 2021

American Democracy Has Narrowly Revived

Invited Editorial

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    Joseph Preston Baratta

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    Professor of World History and International Relations at the Worcester State College, MA, USA

The new president has been inaugurated, but the former one has assembled political forces that still threaten the republic. The nation has been in turmoil since the elections in November.

 

Stability in the OSCE Area is a Strategic Priority for the EU *

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    Josep Borrell

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    High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Former President of the European Parliament and former President of the European University Institute

     

I am very happy that after six months of discussion, tomorrow we are to appoint a new Secretary General and the heads of the three OSCE autonomous institutions. I am confident that with a new highly competent and experienced leadership, the OSCE can focus on the challenges ahead.

 

The European Union Confronted with Biden’s Challenge: What Transatlantic New Deal?

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    Mario Telò

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    Professor at LUISS and President Emeritus of the Institut d’Etudes Européennes of the Université Libre de Bruxelles

The great presidential turning point and its limits

The election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris is excellent news for the whole world and, in particular, for the Europeans, in terms of both possible political convergences and common values: ....

 

Overcoming the Hungarian and Polish Veto

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European Outlook for Scotland in the Aftermath of Brexit

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    Christian Allard

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    Former member of the Scottish and European Parliaments

A difficult year

2020 will become the year to be forgotten across the world; in the European Union and especially in the United Kingdom, the end of the year has been most difficult. In October, Scotland lost the most famous of her fellow citizens, Sean Connery, the Scottish James Bond.

 

Tikhanovskaya, Leader of Belarusian Opposition, Wins Woman of Europe Award

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Environment, Society, Institutions. Thinking at Totality to Understand and Change the World

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    Giampiero Bordino

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    Professor in Contemporary History and Political Analyst. President of the Einstein Center for International Studies

The crises of various kinds and of an evidently planetary dimension in which we find ourselves (environmental (the more or less recent pandemics, for example), economic, social, political) offer particularly significant opportunities for reflection. Crises, as all our historical experience shows, certainly do not teach or guarantee anything for the future (just think of wars, which are stupidly repeated over the millennia despite their inevitably and literally suicidal, as well as obviously murderous, character), but equally certainly they suggest and nurture fresh views of the world.

 

Strengthening Civil Society at UN Level and Improving UEF-WFM Cooperation

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European Fundamentals

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    Heinrich Kümmerle

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    Section head of the European Federalists in the district of Heilbronn (EUROPA-UNION Heilbronn)

Fifty Years Since the Werner Report: the First Step Towards a European Currency

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    Alberto Majocchi

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    Emeritus Professor of Finance at the University of Pavia and Vice President of the Centre for Studies on Federalism

Fifty years ago, on 8 October 1970, the Report to the Council and the Commission on the realisation by stages of an economic and monetary union in the Community[i] was published.  It was also known as the “Werner Report”, named after Pierre Werner, former Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Luxembourg, who chaired the group responsible for drafting it.

 

The Multiannual Financial Framework, the EU’s Seismometer

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    Michel Dévoluy

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    Professor emeritus in economics, holder of the chair Jean Monnet at the University of Strasbourg

“A spectre is haunting Europe”: which German leadership will rule the country after Angela Merkel’s departure in September 2021? After 16 years in power, the Chancellor is seen today as the guarantor of continuity of Berlin’s pro-European stance. Somebody saw her even as the most prominent European leader of the first twenty years of this century.

 

Towards a European “Dual Army”: the SPD Proposal of a 28th Army

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    Vincenzo Camporini and Domenico Moro

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    Vincenzo Camporini is Scientific Advisor to the Istituto Affari Internazionali (and former Chief of Defence Staff).
    Domenico Moro is Member of the CSF Board of Directors and Coordinator of the Security and Defence Research Area.

Last October, the Bundestag’s Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (SPD) working group on security and defence policy issued a working paper[i] on establishing what it calls the 28th Army: a European Army, in addition to national armies, under the control of the European institutions. This proposal takes the debate on equipping the EU with an autonomous army a step further, beyond the words of President Macron, whose proposal is critical.

 

The Role of Hydrogen in the European Energy System

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    Roberto Palea

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    Former President of the CSF, a member of the Italian Association of Environmental and Natural Resources Economists (IAERE)

     

Since taking office, the Commission chaired by Ursula von der Leyen has shown its determination to push Europe into a world of the future, accelerating Europe’s race to be (under the European Green Deal and then the Next Generation EU) the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. As the President said in her recent State of the Union Address, that “mission” must be at the heart of the Green Deal, not least because, despite the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the planet’s average temperature is continuing its perilous rise.

 

Islamophobia and Defaced Secularism

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    Barbara Spinelli

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    Journalist, writer, former MEP

US Middle Class First: Biden’s New Multilateralism

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    Mario Calvo Platero

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    Columnist for la Repubblica, Guarantor for the Italian edition of the New York Times, President Gruppo Esponenti Italiani New York, Chairman Palazzo Strozzi Foundation USA

     

It has been clear in every speech: Joe Biden’s foreign policy will revert to multilateralism, will strengthen relations with its European allies, will restore the credibility of multilateral organizations. Yet, after the Trump treatment, nothing will ever be the same again. Biden’s approach to multilateralism will be new and will be defined first and foremost by America’s need to strengthen its economy and social fabric.

 

The Nation, an Ideology to Legitimate the National States

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    Alessandro Cavalli

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    Professor of Sociology at the University of Pavia, Italy

In Pursuit of a European Identity

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    Grazia Borgna

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    Former Director of CESI (Einstein Center for International Studies), Torino, Italy

Denis de Rougemont (1906-1985): The Future is within Us

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    Rene Wadlow

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    President and Representative to the UN-Geneva, Association of World Citizens

Padoa-Schioppa and the Icing on the Cake that Marked the Birth of the Euro*

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    Alfonso Iozzo

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    President of the Centre for Studies on Federalism and Vice President of Robert Triffin International, former Chairman of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

In Memoriam.

Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa had an outstanding ability to analyse facts and situations, identifying the economic, political, and social problems that society had to tackle.
I have been his friend since the end of the 1970s, and have always shared his ideas and assessments, mainly on the European unification process from the federalist perspective. Here, I will limit my recollections to a few things where I have lasting memories of his fundamental contribution to the creation of the single currency.

 

The Death of Valéry Giscard d'Estaing

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    Tremeur Denigot

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    Blogger

UN at 75: How to Renovate the “Global Political House”?

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    Andrea Cofelice

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    Mario Albertini Fellow at the Centre for Studies on Federalism, Torino, Italy

Last September, the UN celebrated its 75th anniversary: over 120 heads of state and government took part (mainly through pre-recorded messages) in a high-level event promoted by the General Assembly, to take stock of the work of the Organization and reaffirm its centrality in the international relations system.

 

An Army of Humanity to Fight Crimes Against Humanity *

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    Tad Daley

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    Director of Policy Analysis at Citizens for Global Solutions. Speechwriter, policy advisor, or coauthor for two Democratic members of the U.S. House and two more Democratic U.S. senators

Pope Francis and the Revolution of Tenderness *

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    Leonardo Boff

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    Eco-Theologian-Philosopher and member of the Earth Charter Commission

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Borderless Debate

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    Giampiero Bordino

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    Professor in Contemporary History and Political Analyst. President of the Einstein Center for International Studies

Albert Einstein from Pacifism to the Idea of World Government

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    Bruno Boissière

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    Editorialist of Agence Europe, Former French Green MEP (1991-1994). Former Secretary-General of the UEF Europe (1995-2005)

Lucio Levi (ed.)

Albert Einstein from Pacifism to the Idea of World Government

Peter Lang. ISBN: 978-2-8076-1295-2. 202 pages

 

The Decline of Oil Demand and the Future of Petrostates

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    Adriana Castagnoli

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    Historian of Economy, editorialist of the daily Il Sole-24 Ore, former teacher in Contemporary and Economic History at the University of Torino, member of the European Business History Association and Business History Conference (USA)

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