Europe must plan a reform, not a pact

Author (Person)
Series Title
Series Details 3.3.11
Publication Date 03/03/2011
Content Type

Commentary feature by Guy Verhofstadt, Jacques Delors and Romano Prodi, a former Prime Minister of Belgium; and two former Presidents of the European Commission. The Franco-German proposal for a 'Pact for Competitiveness' is ineffective the writers argue. Instead, the task of creating an appropriate form of European economic governnance should be the preserve of the European Commission, not a cabal of two or three countries imposing a model on the rest.

Related Link(s)
EurActiv, 4.3.11: Verhofstadt tables alternative 'competitiveness pact'
ESO: Background information: EU pact proposals will ‘not end this crisis’
ESO: Background information: EU presidents draft competitiveness pact
ESO: Background information: Eurozone summit looms amid growing hostility to Franco-German pact
Libération, 9.3.11: A European politics is born (via PressEurop)
PES: Press Release, 7.3.11: Conservative policies are a threat to European recovery - PES social and employment ministers reject the ideological bias of the ‘EU competitiveness pact’
PES: Press Release, 5.3.11: PES in Athens call for new EU economic direction

Subject Categories ,
Countries / Regions