大卫·卡梅伦的欧洲意大利面碗

华盛顿—英国首相大卫·卡梅伦1月23日发表的“欧洲”演讲是一篇优美有力的雄文,给出了远大的愿景和充分的论据。特别是,他说准了三点。但将这些论据转变为制度现实仍是个几乎不可能的挑战。

卡梅伦说准的第一点是强调了重振欧盟的公众支持的迫切需要。认为欧盟是“好东西”的欧洲人比例正在稳步下降。

民主需要真正的争论。但太多关于欧洲和欧元区未来的决定在极大程度上走的是技术官僚决定程序,大部分公民并不真正了解要发生什么,更不用说体会决策者所关心的东西了。你可以争论公投是否是让他们亮出观点的最佳方式,但这是必须做的。

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