The EU and the Global Governance
Rapporteur Sandro Gozi (2012)


  • Philippe Huberdeau – France
  • Vlasta Kunova – Slovakia 
  • Diego Ercolani – San-Marino
  • Aitor Alzola – Basque Country
  • Nikos Kouyialis – Cyprus

Never before at this time you feel the need to resume the European project in its historical forms and determinants of the process of European integration. We should not assume that certain decisions for European politicians are easy in a time when the stakes are high, the risks extremely deep and wide, while public confidence is low and crossed by waves of Euroscepticism that plow Europe from multiple directions. The perception is that it is, however, a situation of "urgency" permanent from which we are told that Europe should come out looking for solutions within the intergovernmental method. It does not matter if the directory of decision-makers is now also involved Italy or some other country, because under these circumstances is the method to be wrong if we are to reach a solution to the crisis that political, economic and tax exemption we need. And then what would be the EU? Certainly need less ideology and more pragmatism, which means focusing on what you can do with the tools that already provides us with the Treaty of Lisbon. The ability to exercise more courage at the level of the European Union there are in fact, it is not necessary to invent new ones. Think of the clause of "enhanced cooperation" or to, articles of economic policy tools to increase solidarity between countries.

The reflection that is necessary to continue, should thus focus on what is the model of governance that will ferry us to a new period of prosperity. The Union will have to follow a pragmatic approach and be based on existing regional integration in various parts of the world, be reconciled with informal bodies such as NGOs and various civil society groups, will develop new effective mechanisms for prevention of threats, edit and encode I treated thousands of protocols and legal instruments, to develop new institutional architecture, find new global resources… Will mainly review the dialectic between European sovereignty and national sovereignty on the objectives and powers of the Union (exclusive, shared, support, economic policy) on the main themes of the European political debate, such as energy security, immigration, industrial policy, judicial cooperation in criminal matters, the European social dimension, education and research, representative democracy and the role of national parliaments. Must above all build a true European federation, a political union of states: the United States of Europe.

  • EU and the global governance, Rome, 29 November 2012