Getting past the fiscal compact is fine, but it's not enough. Today we need more. We need to move from the Stability Pact to the Growth Pact. The Group of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament and governments like the Italian one have been engaged on this front for years.
I invite the EU Commission to investigate the Fincantieri-Stx case: it must be understood whether this operation is compatible with the rules on competition and the single market and with the defense of consumer rights. I can make a political assessment, not a legal one.
The future of Europe depends on how we will be able to reform the economic governance of the euro zone. Never as in this historic passage has it been necessary to bet on a great European initiative to support investments and demand.