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Year XXXIII, Number 2, July 2020

Coronavirus: Only Public Powers Can Protect Our Health

Editorial

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    Lucio Levi

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    Member of UEF Federal Committee, Former President of UEF Italy

After the attack on the New York twin towers in 2001 and the financial and economic crisis in 2007-2008, the pandemic generated by coronavirus this year is the third event of global dimensions since the beginning of the millennium which knocks over our expectations, upsets our habits and endangers our lives. The growing severity of those crises shows that the world is lacking appropriate regulatory bodies. Said in simpler terms, it needs a government.

 

The Green Deal and Euratom

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    Antonio Padoa-Schioppa and Alfonso Iozzo

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    Antonio Padoa-Schioppa: Former President of the Centre for Studies on Federalism, Emeritus Professor at the University of Milan

    Alfonso Iozzo is President of the Centre for Studies on Federalism and Vice President of Robert Triffin International

Boris Johnson and His Prophet

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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

Negotiations between the EU and the UK on future mutual relations were opened on 2 March, 2020. The tense climate makes it highly doubtful that an agreement will be reached by 31 December, as requested by the United Kingdom, which is impatient with its EU's satellite status to which the agreed transition is pushing it. This article tries to explain one of the reasons for our scepticism.

Our Common European Home: Prospects for the European Union

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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

Mikhail Gorbachev used the expression “Our Common European Home” in a French press conference in 1985 following his first official visit to Western states as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. He was trying to signal new departures in Soviet foreign policy – soon to be called perestroika (reform) – that repudiated the former Brezhnev-Andropov-Chernenko policies of confrontation and threat of a Third World War.

African Continental Free Trade Area: Where Are We at?

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    Andrea Cofelice

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    Research Fellow at the Centre for Studies on Federalism, Torino, Italy

A Sunny Spell in the Brumes of the World

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    Jérôme Bru

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    Actor and theatre director

My Life as a World Federalist

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    Lucy Law Webster

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    Honorary officer in Citizens for Global Solutions and active member in the Presbyterian church in Cooperstown, NY

A World of Thought and Travel

When I was nine, I wrote my first anti-war poem, even though I thought World War II was necessary. It was 1940, the United States hadn’t entered the war yet. There were many arguments for and against fighting the Axis, and that tug of war in our country ricocheted in my young mind.

 

Creating the European Citizens’ Assembly. A New Institution for the Future of Europe

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    Michele Fiorillo

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    Co-initiator of CIVICO Europa and the Citizens Take Over Europe coalition and former member of UEF-Italy Central Committee and WFM Council

Accountability and Justice for the Rohingya

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    Kate MacSweeney

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    Former legal and advocacy intern, Coalition for the ICC

Bulgaria Moves towards the Euro

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Notes from an Illiberal Regime: the “Hungarian Patient”

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    Eszter Nagy

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    Secretary General of UEF-Hungary, Member of the UEF Federal Committee

 

 

Latest Developments from the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court

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    Yasmina Gourchane

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    Membership and Outreach Associate, Coalition for the International Criminal Court

World Federalism, Global Democracy and Coronavirus

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    Fernando Iglesias

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    President of the World Federalist Movement, Director of the Spinelli Chair in Buenos Aires, member of the Argentinian Parliament

As climate change, the coronavirus pandemic shows the consequences of the enormous contradiction under which seven billion human beings live: a globalized world politically divided into almost two hundred national states all taking separate and uncoordinated measures.

The EU and the Double Emergency

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    Roberto Palea

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    Member and former President of the Centre for Studies on Federalism; member of the Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (IAERE)

In March 2015, Bill Gates, who was principally engaged in addressing health problems in Africa through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, gave a ‘Ted Talk’ conference in Vancouver, in which he pointed out that the greatest risk of global catastrophe that humanity should fear was not nuclear war, but rather “a highly contagious virus, capable of killing 10 million people”.

The European Response to the Coronavirus: Health Union and Anti-Crisis Plan

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    Domènec Ruiz Devesa

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    Member of the European Parliament; member of the Executive Bureau of the UEF. Vice President of UEF-Spain

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization called the outbreak of the coronavirus originating in China a pandemic, given its spread over more than three continents, affecting no less than 100 countries. This disease is easily transmitted and has a death rate significantly higher than that of influenza.

Corona and Transborder Solidarity

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    Jo Leinen

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    Honorary President of UEF and EMI

The Corona-Pandemic has shown the good and the bad in politics as in people’s relations. Living close to the German-French border I could witness the ups and downs of trans-border separation as well as cooperation. Mulhouse on the Swiss border was one of the hotspots of Corona outbreak.

Don’t Close Borders against Coronavirus

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    Michele Ruta and Aaditya Mattoo

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    Michele Ruta is Lead economist in the Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment Global Practice at the World Bank.

    Aaditya Mattoo is Chief economist, East Asia and Pacific Region of the World Bank.

Free trade and co-ordinated action are vital to ensure medical supplies get to where they are needed. By now we are all familiar with the sight of empty shelves in supermarkets and pharmacies where masks, respirators and gloves used to be. Fear and hoarding magnify scarcity.

After the Coronavirus Tsunami: It Is Time for the Eurobonds

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    Alfonso Iozzo and Alberto Majocchi

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    Alfonso Iozzo is President of the Centre for Studies on Federalism and Vice President of Robert Triffin International.

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

Among the effects of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) crisis are the consequences on the economies and public finances of the EU’s Member States. Important positions have recently emerged in this respect and it seems appropriate to set out some preliminary considerations.

Federal-Democratic Global Governance and Coronavirus

Federalist Action

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WFM Letter to UNSC on COVID-19

Federalist Action

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Civil Society Appeal on the Future of Europe after COVID-19

Federalist Action

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The Bible's Sovereignist Version*

Book Reviews

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    Gad Lerner

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    Journalist and writer

I confess that the almost-photocopied reviews eulogizing Yoram Hazony's The virtues of nationalism, indicated as the theoretical manifesto of the new sovereignist movements, were not enough to me. To drive me to read that book was the homage paid to it (in very good English) by Giorgia Meloni [leader of the Italian far-right party Fratelli d'Italia -Transl. Note]

The International Clout Acquired by Beijing

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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)

The Rise and Decline of the Post-Cold War International Order *

Hanns W. Maull (ed.)

Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2018

 

A Defense of Moderated Globalization against its Critics from the Right and the Left

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    Grazia Borgna

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    Former Director of CESI

Colin Crouch

The Globalization Backlash

Polity, Cambridge, Oxford, Boston, New York, 2018

 

Garry Davis, Citizen of the World

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    Michel Herland

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    Economist, honorary professor at the Universities of Aix-en-Provence and at the University of the Antilles and Guiana, member of the UEF-South France (PACA) and member of the editorial board of Fédéchoses

Michel Auvray and Jean-Francis Billon

Historical proceedings of the Conference "Garry Davis and the 70 years of Global Citizenship”,

held in Paris in November 2018 [in French]

Federalist Press, Lyon, 2019

 

Surveillance Capitalism versus Democracy

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    Nicola Vallinoto

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    Computer scientist and international democracy activist

Shoshana Zuboff
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: the Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power, Profile Books, London, 2019

 

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