Time to seize the moment: “À la carte Europe” is the future for the EU

The failure of, and acrimony at, last week’s summit has only added to the feeling that the EU is in a state of crisis. The recent French and Dutch referenda both resulted in robust rejections of the EU Constitutional Treaty; the tensions within the Eurozone are mounting as the eurozone’s major economies continue to under-perform; and last year’s enlargement of the EU is resulting in irreconcilable conflicts between “Old Europe” and “New Europe”, especially with regard to the Social Market Model.


Ruth Lea - Thursday, 27th October, 2005