chapter  13
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Europe and the EMS challenge: Old and new forms of European integration in the 1970s

ByMARIA ELEONORA GUASCONI

Why has the concept of Europe lost a lot of its force and initial impetus? I believe that over the years Europeans have lost a guiding light, namely the political consensus between our countries on the reasons for undertaking the joint task and the characteristics with which we wish to endow it. We must, first of all, restore this common vision if we wish to have a European Union.1