Long Letter, Long Farewell


Or the Inevitable United States of Europe

Brussels Beacon # 2012/01

Today, the Brussels Office of the Bertelsmann Stiftung starts a new publication series "Brussels Beacon" which we hope will find your interest. In our first edition we analyse why member states have such a hard time in finding a way out of the Euro-Crisis. It is true that this crisis needs solidarity. But it is equally true that this solidarity comes at a prize: it is the price of sustainable public budgets. To meet this double requirement in a credible way, Europe's policymakers will have, according to the authors of our first Brussels Beacon issue, to embark on far-reaching EU Treaty reforms and strive for the United States of Europe in the longer run.

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№2(63), 2012

№2(63), 2012