Genuine Economic and Monetary Union Will Be Federal or It Will Not Be

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. Genuine EMU. – III. Wrong Method. – IV. Right Direction.

Abstract: The main problem of Economic Monetary Union (EMU) is not a weakness of parliamentary control but the lack of a strong executive. A fiscal union needs a treasury, housed within the Commission. No new parliamentary assembly is required outside the European Parliament. And no new treaty should be agreed outside the EU framework.

Keywords: Federal Government – Treasury - European Parliament - European Commission -EMU – Eurozone.

European Papers, Vol. 3, 2018, No 1, pp. 67-73
2499-8249 - doi: 10.15166/2499-8249/193

* President of the Spinelli Group, Visiting Fellow at the European Policy Centre, Member of the European Parliament 1999-2014,


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