Strengthening the European Monetary Union


After years of crisis, the member states of the EU are currently emerging from the clutches of recession. With the acute bailout measures and the first stages of reforms taking effect in member countries, the opportunity must now be grasped to create a new basis for long-term and sustainable growth in Europe.

 The current reforms are not yet sufficient and are not being coordinated effectively enough. The lack of competitiveness in many EU member countries poses a long lasting threat to the euro and thus to the European Union.

Our organisations propose three key objectives in order to stabilise the eurozone in the long term:

  • 1. The implementation of national structural reforms should be supported by the consistent use of existing EU instruments and the introduction of new institutional mechanisms.
  • 2. The European Economic and Monetary Union should be supplemented rapidly with a powerful European banking union.
  • 3. A decision of the Council to renounce to any further taxation increase within the EU as well as to taxation projects which could have very detrimental effects on the economy such as the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) project.

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