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« L'Europe se fera dans les crises et elle sera la somme des solutions apportées à ces crises »—Jean Monnet

I giuristi e la Riforma (post controverso)

Questo è un post controverso, e quasi paradossale. E’ la serata del grande incontro/scontro Gustavo-Matteo, vis giuridica contro vis politica. Ma questo post non è dedicato allo scontro: è invece … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

A proposito di Quorum & Referendum

** I am sorry for my English-speaking readers for this Italian post; a more general English version on the relationship between Peoples and Constitutions will be written soon. In the … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

Europe’s circular illness

As a follow-up to my previous post on the Dutch Referendum, I  receive and I am glad to publish a guest post from Sebastiaan Wijsman, researcher at the KU Leuven. … Continue reading

April 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Time to get this referendum folly right

Once upon a time in the EU, many believed that direct democracy would have helped solving Europe’s integovernmental quagmire. Well, even if you didn’t like integovernmentalism, this looks  much worse. … Continue reading

April 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

2016 Weekly Book Challenge-Week 1, “Paper Towns” by J. Green

One of my 2016 Committments is to complete a one-week-one-book challenge: at the end, quoting Mr. Elon Musk quoting a random nerdy web cartoon, “books is how people install new … Continue reading

January 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Let’s do it again: A “Juncker Fund” for Security

The EU has a security problem: it has common borders, but it lacks Common Defense, common Intelligence, and communality of intents. Plus, the EU has a budgetary problem: the current, … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

La politica sostenibile non aspetta Godot

La politica italiana, a estrema sinistra, è soggetto interessante. Vi sono molte persone in gamba, ragazzi eccellenti e dedicati, idee talvolta di valore. Eppure, invariabilmente, questa arcobaleno coalizione di talenti, … Continue reading

November 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Europe: In Medio (non) Stat Virtus

It’s Functionalism, once again. We have seen it with the Eurocrisis: a common currency without a fiscal union is unstable; either we go forward with fiscal integration, or we go … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Democratic deficit and national parliaments: why Cameron is wrong, and how to fix it.

In Today’s speech at Chatam House, David Cameron highlighted a series of priorities to reform the EU, if the UK is to remain in the Union. Interestingly, one of them … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · 3 Comments

Dal Deinonychus al Fiscal Compact: i miei primi 24 anni da intellettuale

Sentivo il bisogno di scrivere una piccola nota introspettiva sui miei primi ventiquattro anni da intellettuale, ovvero la linea rossa dai dinosauri al fiscal compact. Prima venne la smodata passione … Continue reading

October 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

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