Mario Monti: Our Disconnected Europe
European leaders have met the economic challenges posed by the Euro-crisis but now need to reconnect with their electorates or face some grim political consequences says former Italian Prime Minister and former European Commissioner Mario Monti. He believes politicians are failing to be upfront and honest about what he considers to be the benefits of the European Union, including the controversial freedom of movement that means workers can travel all over, in search of work.
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