15 Feb 2013

The Europe barometer points to stormy weather

Karel Lannoo

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Against the current background of a sharp decline in public support for the EU and an emerging reinforced centre to manage the euro crisis, this commentary finds that the only way Europe’s leaders can hope to keep the fragile equilibrium afloat is to summon up the courage to go forward with concrete proposals for political union.

Karel Lannoo is Chief Executive Officer and Senior Research Fellow at CEPS.