Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Call for EU solidarity

The European Union has been awarded the Peace Nobel prize as a recognition for its effort to preserve peace among its countries for more than sixty years. This is indeed a major achievement. But we should see in this award a call to overcome the crisis and current social tensions and to preserve the European social model by furthering solidarity among its citizens. 

The German philosopher, Jurgen Habermas wrote in an article published in La Repubblica: 

"At the moment, we Europeans persist in remaining quietly and calmly on the threshold of a two-speed EU. That is why I also see the decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union as a call for solidarity among its citizens, who must say what kind of Europe they want. Only by deepening the institutions of "Kerneuropa" – core Europe – will we tame the capitalism that has grown wild and stop the process of the internal destruction of the Union."

P.S: J.Habermas has made a vigorous pledge for a European Constitution based on true democratic foundations as a way to overcome the crisis of Europe. 

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