We are falling into the traps feared by Lionel Robbins and outlined in the Ventotene Manifesto. The States of the Union have had the strength to create supranational institutions but are still lacking the strength and courage to give democratic legitimacy to these ‘third powers', endowing them with statehood and European democracy.
Democracy, rights, transparency, shared benefits, immigration, alternative economy, participation and exclusion, environment… sat together around several tables, each person writes the most important themes on some colourful leaves and puts them in a pile at the centre. We aren't talking of Italy, but of Europe. What must we do, starting now, not in five, ten or twenty years, to “fix” Europe?