Council on the Future of Europe

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Group.png Council on the Future of Europe  
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Type• think tank
• influence network
Interestsa political union of Europe
Membership• Tony Blair
• Juan Luis Cebrián
• Jacques Delors
• Felipe González
• Alain Minc
• Mario Monti
• Robert Mundell
• Rodrigo de Rato
• Nouriel Roubini
• Gerhard Schröder
• Michael Spence
• Joseph Stiglitz
• Matti Vanhanen
• Guy Verhofstadt
• Max von Bismarck
• Nicolas Berggruen
A part of Nicolas Berggruen's network

The Council for the Future of Europe is a think tank, established in September 2011, initiated and financed by the Nicolas Berggruen Institute as one of its projects, in its manifesto calling for a political union of Europe:

   ...It will be necessary to further lay out a vision of a federation that goes beyond a fiscal and economic mandate to include a common security, energy, climate, immigration and foreign policy as well as develop a common narrative about the future of the union and its place in the world...
   ...Nation states will need to share certain dimensions of sovereignty to a central European entity that would have the capacity to source revenue at the federal level in order to provide European-wide public goods... 

It aims to:

   ...recommend a way forward and then lobby for that course at the European Commission, the Council and Parliament as well as with the leaders of individual members states... 

Founding members are: Tony Blair, Juan Luis Cebrián, Jacques Delors, Felipe González, Alain Minc, Mario Monti, Robert Mundell, Rodrigo de Rato, Nouriel Roubini, Gerhard Schröder, Michael Spence, Joseph Stiglitz, Matti Vanhanen, Guy Verhofstadt and Max von Bismarck. [1]

In May 2013, the Council held a “town hall” meeting endorsed by the French President Francois Hollande, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, and Italian labor minister. The Council and Germany’s labor minister, Ursula von der Leyen, proposed an economic program for Europe. The program eventually became a part of European policy in January 2015 when European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker proposed the 315 billion euro Investment Plan.[2]


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