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France and the Netherlands have said "no" to the European Constitutional Treaty. In addition to domestic political motives, contradictory fears were in play. Some thought the Treaty brought with it "too much Europe." Some thought it did not bring enough Europe. Others, particularly in the Netherlands, were protesting against the supposed cost of Europe. Yet others thought
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Paperback, 76 pages
Published August 22nd 2006 by The Federal Trust (first published 2006)
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Clara Falkenek
Jul 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
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A good and well-structured manifesto for an improved European Union. The chapter regarding financing of the union is a bit outdated seeing as the book was written before the financial crisis and the sovereign debt crisis. However, the rest of the book is just as relevant, if not more, today. I recommend every European citizen to read the book to get a sense of what Europe could and should be!
Aleksiel
Nov 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
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We need more visionaries like you, Verhofstadt! Short and on-point, very well presented. I am a firm believer in the idea.
Smarti
Dec 04, 2007 rated it liked it
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Ein passioniertes Plädoyer für ein Vereinigtes Europa! Kann damit voll und ganz sympatisieren.
Tiago
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Apesar de emocionalmente ligado ao federalismo de Guy Verhofstadt, a extensão deste pequeno panfleto não permite uma argumentação aprofundada e irrepreensível e, por fim, uma adesão total...
Erika Grey
Nov 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
The book is an easy read, and it is not that many pages. It outlines Verhofstadt's views, but I expected the book to be a bit longer in length and to cover a bit more on the topic.
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He served as Prime Minister from 1999-2008 after defeating the Social-Democrats and Christian Democrats in the aftermath of the Agusta scandal and Dioxin Affair. He was the first liberal Prime Minister in Belgium since 1884.

In 2009 he was elected as Member of the European Parliament and became the leader of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals
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