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European Union and Citizens
For a revival of Europe
on April 10, 2012, 18:19
Jacques Delors recently spoke before the members of the S&D group of the European Parliament to support their call for “a revival of Europe”.
Jacques Delors looks at the international causes of the crisis in the Eurozone but also reminds the EMU’s initial concept default, which relies only on a monetary pillar, and not an economic one. He deplores also the lack of coordination of the economic policies in Europe and stresses the necessity to come back to the triptych that he favours: “competition which stimulates, cooperation which strengthens and solidarity which unites”.
Finally he thinks that it is essential to take stock: it is necessary to come back to the “Community method” and to better define the spheres of competences of the EU and its member states, in line with the formula by Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa: “Austerity for the states, growth and dynamism for the Union”.