Skip to comments.(Italian pro-EU politican Emma) Bonino: The euro is not the problem; governance is
Posted on 06/25/2012 2:49:02 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The eurozone crisis can be traced more to political than economic and financial causes, Emma Bonino, vice president of the Italian Senate and a former European Commissioner told EurActiv Italia. She says it is mostly a problem of governance.
The EU Summit this week (28-29 June) is not a meeting as many others: Its a key date for the EU, almost a point of no return, she said, reasserting the need for a United States of Europe.
She spoke on the margin of a conference organized by European Movement Italy, ahead of the Rome mini-summit on 22 June.
Bonino shares the analysis given by Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, who said that the 10 days leading to this weeks summit are crucial for Europe.
Europe's worsening debt crisis helped the word federalism and federalist not to be taboo concepts anymore, as they were a decade ago, she said, when the success of the euro anesthetized the federalist feeling all over Europe.
During the European Movement conference, Italian Minister for European Affairs Enzo Moavero and Italian industrial association leader Giorgio Squinzi supported the need for deeper political integration to save Europe from the crisis.
Closing the meeting, Romano Prodi, the former Italian prime minister and European Commission president, said the lack of sovereignty has a deep political meaning.
The biggest challenge for Europe is pushing forward a political union: Europe has to become a big dog as [are] China and the USA, only as such the EU will be able to face global economic challenges. To save themselves European countries have to be united. Not even Germany, Europes strongest economy, can make it on its own.
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The problem is not the problem, humanity is.
Yes, so don't CREATE a CENTRAL GOVERNMENT... or you'll dig a deeper hole...