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The Resource Europe's last chance : why the European states must form a more perfect union, Guy Verhofstadt

Europe's last chance : why the European states must form a more perfect union, Guy Verhofstadt

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Europe's last chance : why the European states must form a more perfect union
Title
Europe's last chance
Title remainder
why the European states must form a more perfect union
Statement of responsibility
Guy Verhofstadt
Title variation
Europes last chance
Title variation remainder
why the European states must form a more perfect union
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the heart of Europe's current crisis, one of the continent's foremost statesmen urges for a radical remaking of the European Union in the model of the United States The diseases that plague Europe respect no borders. Guy Verhofstadt, former prime minister of Belgium and a leader in the European Parliament, shows that wherever we look-from the debt crisis in Greece to the rise of political Islam across Europe, the Syrian refugee crisis to Putin's aggressive imperialism-we see colossal challenges far too large for any single nation to overcome. In Europe's Last Chance, Verhofstadt proposes that Europe abandon the artificial divisions of nation-states and instead embrace a unified democracy on a continental scale: a United States of Europe. Revealing how this seemingly impossible dream nearly became a reality in 1953-when only a last-minute vote by the French parliament stopped a political and military unification of France, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands-Verhofstadt builds a powerful and surprising argument for the necessity of unity; so that Europe remains secure, influential, and prosperous into the future"--
Summary
The former prime minister of Belgium, who also served in the European Parliament, explains why he has fought to increase the power and authority of Europe’s federal institutions and why he thinks Europe should embrace unified democracy on a continental scale
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10548776
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DLC
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1953-
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Verhofstadt, Guy
Dewey number
341.242/2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • European cooperation
  • European Union countries
  • HISTORY / Europe / General
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • European cooperation
  • Politics and government
  • Europe
Target audience
adult
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why the European states must form a more perfect union
Label
Europe's last chance : why the European states must form a more perfect union, Guy Verhofstadt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-280) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I: At the brink -- Divided we fall -- United we stand -- Part II: Delusion -- Amnesia -- The European dwarf I: the Middle Est -- The European dwarf II: Russia -- The chronic condition of nationalism -- "Quick fix" politics -- The Hungarian disgrace -- The mass grave of the Mediterranean: migration and security -- Part III: Decay -- The digital desert -- The decline of European industry -- The credit crunch -- The obese labor market -- The delusion of the European budget -- The quagmire of European institutions -- Part IV: Panic -- The Brexit -- The Grexit -- The n-euro and s-euro -- Part V: Rebirth -- A government for the euro -- A European army -- The United States of Europe -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn959080591
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 294 pages
Isbn
9780465096855
Lccn
2016037184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959080591
Label
Europe's last chance : why the European states must form a more perfect union, Guy Verhofstadt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: At the brink -- Divided we fall -- United we stand -- Part II: Delusion -- Amnesia -- The European dwarf I: the Middle Est -- The European dwarf II: Russia -- The chronic condition of nationalism -- "Quick fix" politics -- The Hungarian disgrace -- The mass grave of the Mediterranean: migration and security -- Part III: Decay -- The digital desert -- The decline of European industry -- The credit crunch -- The obese labor market -- The delusion of the European budget -- The quagmire of European institutions -- Part IV: Panic -- The Brexit -- The Grexit -- The n-euro and s-euro -- Part V: Rebirth -- A government for the euro -- A European army -- The United States of Europe -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn959080591
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 294 pages
Isbn
9780465096855
Lccn
2016037184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959080591

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