Friday, March 30, 2012

the state of the union

Conference The State of the Union 2012 (Florence 9-10 May 2012)

LogoThe European University Institute (EUI) is pleased to inform you that the 2012 edition of The State of the Union, will take place on 9 -10 May at Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy.

The Conference gathers high-level opinion leaders to discuss and debate the future of the European Union. Among the participants are:

José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission; Mario Monti, Prime Minister of Italy; Olli Rehn, Vice President, Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Commission; Michel Barnier, Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, European Commission; Matteo Renzi, Mayor, City of Florence; Tony Barber, Europe Editor, Financial Times; Jean-François Cirelli, President, Eurogas and President, Gaz de France-Suez; Fulvio Conti, CEO Enel; Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science, UC Berkeley; Jürgen Groβmann, CEO, RWE; Mark Leonard, Director, European Council on Foreign Relations; Philip Lowe, Director-General, European Commission – DG Energy; Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, President, Ferrari S.p.a; Paolo Scaroni, CEO, ENI; Anne-Marie Slaughter, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University and Former Director of Policy Planning for the US Department of State and Javier Solana, President of ESADEgeo and Former EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy.

On 9 May there are two sessions: Economic Governance for Europe and The EU in a New World. The first session addresses questions regarding the European sovereign debt crisis and the current challenges of the Eurozone and Europe as a whole, while the second session focuses on the challenges of globalisation and on the role of the EU as a global actor. On 10 May the Conference is entirely dedicated to assessing EU energy policy and is structured in four sessions: Achieving an Internal Market; Mitigating Climate Change; Implementing Security of Supply and 3 Energy Pillars or 3 Energy Policies? The Financial Times is the Official International Press Media Partner in Print for ‘The State of the Union 2012

http://www.eui.eu/News/2012/SoU/StateofTheUnion.aspx

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for highlighting this article. It is important to note 1)that the dates of the Conference are May 9-10. May 9 is Europe Day
2) Ashton is nowhere to be seen and 3) It would be instructive to find just where she may be hiding on May 9, 2012.

Next:
http://www.korbanpesach.org/en/

Whereas for two years running( 2010,2011) the Sanhedrin has called for a Passover sacrifice this year of 2012 they are entirely quiet. I have no inside knowledge but common sense asks if they are planning some sort of fait accompli?

Anonymous said...

http://www.lavanguardia.com/opinion/articulos/20120331/54279873282/jaime-arias-federalismo-y-eurodemocracia.html

Federalism and eurodemocracia
De Madariaga, Rougemont and Ortega, European visionaries of our time

Articles | 31/03/2012
Jaime Arias






With its annual award, the Association of European Journalists, headed Miguel Angel Aguilar, perseverance pays homage to Salvador de Madariaga, intellectual, statesman and one of the Democrats who gave Galicia and the Hispanic world in the twentieth century, separately twice Vanguardia Dossier. Engineer trained at the Polytechnic School of Paris, and whose wisdom and gift of tongues led him to the top of the League of Nations. Then embassies of the Republic, to the chair of Oxford in exile and Cultural Foundation European, near the Swiss Denis de Rougemont, both leaders of modern federalism.

It was in the Tibidabo in Barcelona in the early twenties, when the young engineer took the initial steps internationalists. At the time, acted as interpreter of the first Congress of Transport of the newly founded League of Nations (SDN). Surprised by polyglot arts de Madariaga, Drummond, Secretary General of the League of Nations, offered to join his cabinet. He was appointed Assistant to the Deputy Secretary, ruled by Jean Monnet, the future father of the European Union project.

Since his retirement on the shores of Lake Leman, Madariaga, Javier Solana's great-uncle, continued the remarkable peaceful transition under the constitutional monarchy. Substantial change to which he contributed during the dictatorship, the so-called conspiracy of Munich. Prompted one of his last visits to Spain, which gave his Oxford colleague Professor Trueta, Santa Cristina d'Aro. Two eminences hugs and memories of long conversations in which the surgeon will lit on the definition of "l'Esperit de Catalunya". Exposing the statesman turn the road to a European democracy, united by a federalism based on the model Federer, the result of "twenty-seven centuries of history," according to the work of Rougemont.

Very commendable and was once a masterpiece of Ortega y Gasset, The Revolt of the Masses. In 1930, argued that "imposing a general European state ... The chance that suddenly take to complete the process can be either: for example, a Chinese queue peek at the Ural Mountains or a shake of the great Islamic magma" . And on the intractability of the masses, he wrote: "Every day is most noticeable in Europe, and reflection throughout the world, that the masses are incapable of being run in any order. In difficult times that may come who, anxious, have the willingness to accept certain matters premiosas the direction of superior minorities. "

Rather than radicalism, it is almost time for consensus between the most competent. With recovery, for example, of Solana, among other moderates and democrats must build category universal union of free peoples.

My Comment:
Is this not interesting in that the article ends by asking if ("with the recovery Solana..must build..universal union of free peoples.)
Also earlier in the article it speaks of the need of
(The chance that suddenly take to complete the process can be either: for example, a Chinese queue peek at the Ural Mountains or a shake of the great Islamic magma" )
With the Arab Spring before us and the recovery of Solana who now sits at the conference on May 9-10 in Italy where Ashton should be sitting does it not suggest Solana may be near his reemergence as a leader in Europe?

Anonymous said...

This remains infuriatingly tantalizing without absolute proof.
I hope eschalogizer of Fulfilled Prophecy circa 2010 and earlier is aware because he like so many others have ceased to comment and have likely ceased to watch as well.Others seem so sure and as yet there is simply no new absolute fulfillment of prophecy to hang one's hat upon.

Anonymous said...

This remains infuriatingly tantalizing without absolute proof.
I hope eschalogizer of Fulfilled Prophecy circa 2010 and earlier is aware because he like so many others have ceased to comment and have likely ceased to watch as well.Others seem so sure and as yet there is simply no new absolute fulfillment of prophecy to hang one's hat upon.