I welcome President Macron’s initiative to start a European discussion on the way ahead for the EU. This is what we need to make sure that the next European elections will be the occasion for a discussion amongst all European citizens on what kind of Europe we want. Beyond the meetings of experts we need to democratize the debate. And Europe must move away from national politics to a truly transnational and pan-European one.
Lucrezia Reichlin, a former director of research at the European Central Bank, is Professor of Economics at the London Business School and a trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation.