June 13, 2017 – LUISS University Press recently published a book edited by SEP Chairman Stefano Micossi, along with Marta Dassù and Riccardo Perissich. It contains works by EuropEos and LUISS-SEP experts, including contributions from Sabino Cassese, Mario Monti, Pier Carlo Padoan, Gianni Toniolo, Marcello Messori, Tito Boeri, Fabrizio Saccomanni, Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, and Mario Draghi, among others.
In commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, Europa sfida per l’Italia discusses the real danger of disaggregation in Europe. Not only is the balance of power in flux, once-shared values of democracy, internationalism, and free markets at the core of the European constitution have come under attack. Member states and their institutions need to reflect on past mistakes and pursue courageous reforms in order to better meet the needs of the area’s citizens and restore lost credibility.
The collected works represent a reflection on major issues that need to be tackled in order to break the impasse and restart the institutional motor. The shared premise is that the EU’s already constructed legacy is capable of facing the challenges of a globalized world and tumultuous technological shifts, in Italy and in Europe as a whole. While working toward recovering sovereignty and consolidating democracies, one must not succumb to the illusion that a return to nationalism offers a better path, or even a traversable path. On the contrary, Europeans can only protect their sovereignty by sharing it. For Italy, leaving the euro and the Union would be suicide.
- The book is available for purchase from LUISS University Press.