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„Devant les perspectives terrifiantes qui s’ouvrent à l’humanité, nous apercevons encore mieux que la paix est le seul combat qui vaille d’être mené. Ce n’est plus une prière, mais un ordre qui doit monter des peuples vers les gouvernements, l’ordre de choisir définitivement entre l’enfer et la raison.“

(Albert Camus, Combat, 8 août 1945).

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NEWS August 4, 2017 – As the original answer to the inescapable question „Why Europe?“, a new French edition of the Ventotene Manifesto is available since January, at jfbb_fr@yahoo.fr.

„A free and united Europe“ (as distinct from the current Union) is not just a matter of preventing wars, or dictatorships („plus jamais ça“). It was, from the start, in the minds of Spinelli and Rossi, about creating lasting societal, political and economic conditions for a multi-tier democracy, that is, civil peace, on a continental scale, as a means to roll back unfair concentrations of power and wealth, hostile and fatal to freedom. Read more here

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EVENT On June 26, 2017, Bernard Barthalay and André Teissier du Cros presented the Committee Action-Democracy-Europe (CADE) to the Bastille Committee.

Puissance Europe/Weltmacht Europa (PE/WE) was represented by Federica Martiny (Pisa) et Jean-Mathieu Robine (Paris). The Agreement establishing the Action Committee for Democracy in Europe is available here in French and here in English.
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EVENT Our friend Michel Aglietta was invited by the GRASPE review to deliver a lecture in Brussels on June 7 : „Un projet européen pour la croissance“, in the presence of Georges Dassis, President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

NEWS On June 4, 2017, the World Government Research Network published a paper by Bernard Barthalay about the French presidential elections: „What does the Macron Brand stand for?“. Read the paper here

EVENT On April 5, 2017, the GRASPE review and Georges Dassis, President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) invited to look back on the European Union sixty years after the Rome Treaty.

The invitees were Bernard Barthalay (PE/WE), Philip Cordery, then still a member of the French National Assembly elected by French citizens living in the Benelux, and Eneko Landaburu, a former Commission Director General, now special advisor to Enrico Letta, President of „Notre Europe“. More information

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EVENT A private meeting led to the attendees‘ decision to join efforts and to promote together a eurozone democracy as a prerequisite and as an optimal framework for any effective action to roll back financialisation and return to the Founders‘ plan for a federation.

The attendees of the meeting are Bernard Barthalay, President of Puissance Europe/Weltmacht Europa, André Teissier du Cros, President of the Bastille Committee and author of A Tax on Net Assets (TNA) or Progressive Tax on Inactive Wealth, 2016, François Morin, Emeritus Professor of Economics at Toulouse 1 University, author of L’économie politique du XXIe siècle, Paris, 2017.
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NEWS Bernard Barthalay (PE/WE), Michel Crinetz, former supervisor, Gilles Raveaud, Institut d’Etudes européennes at Paris 8 University, and Stanislas Jourdan, Campaign Coordinator for „Quantitative Easing for people“ cosigned an op-ed in L’Obs on „helicopter money“. Find the op-ed here

 

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