Newropeans 16 proposals: Vision 2020: Reinventing Europe, 2005-2020 (Background)

Given the urgency to anticipate and prepare the EU of 15 states for the great Central and Eastern Europe enlargement wave (+ 10 states in 2004 + Romania and Bulgaria to come later + Balkan states) and anticipating the European Council’s decision planned in Copenhagen on 12-13 December 2002, Franck Biancheri in his book "VISION 2020: Reinventing Europe, 2005-2020", published in June 2002, brought attention to the obsolescence of the European performance, as it had been designed for six member states originally. He was calling the European political class to anticipate the necessary institutional, strategic, political and democratic changes, if Europe didn’t want to get lost in its own institutional dysfunctions and in the national-European anti-democratic and xenophobic speeches like the ones we experience today. For him, "The key problem for Europe in coming decades is to reconcile democratic aspiration, dream of unity and efficiency: Europe is no longer something to be created, but to be governed efficiently and democratically."


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