Reflections on Political Union
Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute publishes the synthesis of the round table entitled “No monetary union without a political union?” organised during the annual meeting of its European Steering Committee on 24 November 2012.
On the basis of a keynote speech by António Vitorino, the differentiation of today, the political union of tomorrow and the connection to the citizens have been discussed. These questions are particularly important in the context of the new institutional balance within the European Union in general and the report entitled "Towards a Genuine Economic and Monetary Union" at the European Council meeting on 13 and 14 December 2012.
A final declaration, entitled “The Eurozone, core of a political union”, was adopted. This declaration was translated into several European languages and published in more than 10 media all over Europe, so as to contribute to an essential debate, to be deepened in the perspective of the June 2014 European elections.