A Schuman Declaration for the 21st Century

6 May 2010
Rosa Balfour (Senior Adviser to EPC on Europe in the World), Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies), Hans Martens (Senior Adviser to EPC on energy, public service reform and CHES), John Wyles (Senior Adviser to EPC on EU politics and institutions) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

On the 60th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration (9 May 1950), which set Europe on the path to European economic and political integration, the EPC has drafted a new declaration along lines that Schuman might have thought of. This proposes a new vision to reverse the EU’s political and economic decline and give it a renewed sense of purpose. It suggests two measures to deal with internal and external challenges: one to enhance Europe’s global role by leading the reform of global institutions, such as the UN or IMF; and the other to strengthen economic governance by establishing a European Economic Government and a fully-functioning Economic Union.