The financial and economic crisis shows that the European Union is not capable of acting swiftly and effectively enough. The treaty of Lisbon has not provided sufficient means for adequate common action in economic and financial policies and has not armed the European Union appropriately for the challenges of globalization. This has to be changed urgently. The EU needs more effective means to fight the crisis and tackle its roots.
The convention will address questions such as: How can we change the treaties to ensure that the Union is capable of acting? Which powers do we have to transfer to the Union in areas like fiscal, budget, economic and tax policy in order to guarantee a stable economic union based on the principle of solidarity? Which measures have to be taken to promote social justice in the Union despite strict controls of public spending? What does deeper integration mean for the self-conception of the nation states? What roles can the European institutions and the national parliaments play in this process?
For more information about the program and the registration, please visit the blog on the future of the EU of the German Greens parliamentary groups.