Andrew Duff urges federalists to fight for European Government
What Europe really lacks, as the crisis has exposed, is a properly accountable and effective European government. Executive authority in the EU, Duff says, is 'opaque and diffuse'. For the future of the Union to be assured, its citizens have to know who's in charge.
Speaking to the XXIV Congress of the UEF in Berlin on Saturday, Duff argues that the magnitude of the decision to build a banking union should not be underestimated or concealed. 'The fact is that fiscal union needs to be run by a federal government'.
Duff commends to the Congress the new Fundamental Law, drafted by the Spinelli Group of MEPs. Treaty change, he argues, cannot be put off.
Warning against resurgent nationalism, Duff adds 'let us never underestimate how quickly 'destiny henceforward shared' can turn into 'sauve qui peut'. Federalists