Christian Frech, Markus Pichler, Peter Steiner: The Officers of the Austrian Revolution. The republic and its “Volksarmee”-lieutenants. A military-historical-biographical study 100 years later. Vienna 2018. 330 pages.
Markus Pichler with Franz Schausberger
“A Europe of subsidiarity” is the future for Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz: “I believe that the regions must play a strong role. United according to the motto and not separated inequality. We need more cooperation, where necessary, but at the same time preserving the diversity of Europe. “
Manfred Weber strongly supported subsidiarity
The upcoming European elections in May 2019 have a completely different topic than the EU election in 2014, said EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger. Europe must protect its citizens, remain strong economically and defend its values, no matter how the neighborhood of Europe develops.
F.l.t.r: Viktor Sigl, Upper Austria President of the Parliament, Nikola Dubroslavic, Governor of Dubrovnik-Neretva (CRO), Franz Schausberger, former Governor, Janez Jansa, former Prime Minister of Slovenia, M.E.
The elections to the European Parliament will take place from 23 to 26 May 2019. The election is expected to be the first parliamentary election following Britain’s exit from the EU. If it comes after the European Parliament, the leading candidate of the party with the highest votes should become the President of the European Commission. However, there is currently no legal basis in the EU treaties.
RibanyiWhile maintaining mobility and transport infrastructures is already costly for regional authorities, the need to move towards, who is an EPP-politician, opened the meeting: “Transport is often a competence of local and regional authorities. They are in charge of designing and implementing mobility policies and providing efficient and sustainable transport solutions in their territory for their citizens and businesses. Transport infrastructure and mobility are thus key enablers of territorial and social cohesion.”zero-or low-emission transport systems creates additional pressure. This transformation will be costly and a major part will be for the cities and regions to finance, for instance by renewing their public transport fleet or by deploying alternative fuels infrastructures.
Marian-Jean Marinescu, Romanian MEP, co-rapporteur on the Connecting Europe facility 2021–2027 said: “CEF should be used primarily to complete the TEN-T corridors by providing financing for cross-border connections and missing links. In addition, synergies between different EU funding instruments, such as Cohesion and Regional Development Fund as well as InvestEU, should be explored.”
Joszef Ribányi, Vice-President of County Council of Tolna Megye with Johannes Hahn, EU-Commissioner for Enlargement Negotiations
In this respect, Ivan Žagar, CoR rapporteur on „Europe on the Move: promoting seamless mobility solutions“, stated: “Road tolls which have been collected for a well-justified reason and which aim to internalise the external costs of transport must remain in the region and must be used to address the problem in the region.”
Source: EPP Newsletter, 4th December 2018
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IRE Chairman Schausberger presents the new edition
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Founder and Chairman of the Pannonian Institute, Dr. Ing. Hajszan presented IRE Chairman and former governor Univ. Prof. Dr. Franz Schausberger, the total expenditure of all 25 yearbooks from 1994 to 2018. For the future possibilities of a joint cooperation between the Pannonian Institute and the Institute of the Regions of Europe (IRE) were discussed. The countries Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary are also priority countries for the IRE and many regional and local partners as well as science partners are part of the current network.
Whenever the EU is in a ‘bad’ mood, especially shortly before the European elections, the subsidiarity principle is discovered.
Since the signing of the Lisbon Treaty in 2009, centralization in Europe has increased. Nationalism has increased and nationalists are always centralists. They want to centralize power at the highest level and not give it down. So it’s a question of pure power and not the question of which level can do the best or whether something should be regulated at all. The hopes of the regions for the Treaty of Lisbon have in no way been fulfilled.
From left to right: Franz Schausberger, IRE Chairman, Viviane Reding, former EU Commissioner, Ulrike Rabmer-Koller, Vice-President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Alfred Riedl, President of the Austrian Association of Municipalities, Reinhold Lopatka, Chairman of the European Committee of the Austrian Parliament and Member of the Task Force “Subsidiarity”.
Is it possible to redistribute the responsibilities of the EU and the Member States? Due to the political situation in the EU, this is not possible at present and in the foreseeable future!Therefore a way without contract modification has to be gone. The minimum requirement must hence be: The new Commission must at least include the implementation of the result of the Subsidiarity Task Force in its work program. It needs a clear statement what happens to the results.
On the other hand, it is also necessary to specify in which areas the competence of the EU must be strengthened and unanimity should be abolished in these areas. (Migration, External Borders, Security, Defence, Fighting International Crime, Terrorism, Climate Change, Digitalisation, Common Market, etc.).
What annoys the people and the small and medium-sized enterprises? Even more and more detailed regulations.
The guidelines can really only be frameworks and not always become more detailed and close-knit.
No creeping takeover of unclear responsibilities.
No “delegated acts” without Member State participation.
Rapid implementation of the results of the Task Force on Subsidiarity and Proportionality, with the active participation of the European Parliament.
Greater engagement of national and regional parliaments in the subsidiarity review. Subsidiarity must not only apply between the EU and member states, but must also apply within the member states.
From left to right: Franz Schausberger, IRE Chairman, Markus Wallner, Governor of Vorarlberg, Christian Buchmann, Chairman of the European Committee of the Austrian Federal Council.