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European Union and Citizens
European budget 2014-2020: seven years of bad luck?
on March 18, 2013, 15:55
Guy Verhofstadt intervened to promote his new book with Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Debout L’Europe ! (Arise, Europe!). His talk, introduced by Catherine Lalumière, President of the Maison de l’Europe de Paris, and presented by Éric Maurice, Editor-in-Chief of presseurop.eu, was a call to break with the “small steps” method in favour of a “great leap forward” in European integration. This was followed by a lively debate with the large audience gathered to hear the MEP. Representatives from the CNAM, Notre Europe - Jacques Delors Institute and the Representation of the European Commission in France asked questions about the 2014 elections, the European budget negotiations and the European Defence Community, which led to a passionate call to overcome fear of the European project. His talk and the ensuing debate gave Guy Verhofstadt the opportunity to share his opinions on the main topics of the following analysis.