Pol Morillas

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    Juncker’s State of the Union: Where now for multispeed Europe?

Juncker’s State of the Union: Where now for multispeed Europe?

In his annual State of the Union speech, delivered on 13 September, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker voiced criticism of the principle of ‘multispeed Europe’, under which some countries within the EU engage in integration at a faster pace than others. Pol Morillas argues that while it is reasonable for the Commission to try and avoid any kind of […]

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    The EU should abandon ‘ever closer union’ in favour of ‘flexible differentiation’ after Brexit

The EU should abandon ‘ever closer union’ in favour of ‘flexible differentiation’ after Brexit

The phrase ‘ever closer union’ has been a stated goal of the European integration project since its inclusion in the Treaty of Rome in 1957, but following Brexit is it now time to reassess the direction of the integration process? Pol Morillas writes that with radically different integration ambitions now present among the member states, a strategy of ‘flexible […]

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    The elephant in the room: Brexit and the EU’s Global Strategy

The elephant in the room: Brexit and the EU’s Global Strategy

With the UK’s referendum on EU membership dominating the headlines, other developments at the European level have received less attention than might otherwise have been the case under normal circumstances. Pol Morillas writes on one such issue: the formulation of the EU’s Global Strategy, which is due to be submitted to the European Council later this month. He writes […]

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