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About the book
Europe’s Last Chance is a no-holds-barred report on a once ambitious European project that has degenerated into an institutional quagmire. It includes a multitude of political anecdotes and personal stories that take the reader behind the scenes.
Europe still imagines itself to be the moral centre of the world, yet our foreign policy is conspicuous for its cowardice, the Mediterranean is developing into a migrants’ graveyard and we have yet to succeed in overcoming the economic crisis. The world looks at us with pity. ‘Piecemeal small-mindedness, in 28 national iterations,’ sneered The New York Times.
Guy Verhofstadt sees a solution in a big leap forward in European integration. It need not result in the creation of a superstate, but it does need to produce a more efficient and democratic Europe. He returns to the wise words of Europe’s founding fathers, brushing off and touching up the forgotten. European constitution of 1952.