An Anticompetitive Europe Must Not Rise

Libertas Institute founder Declan Ganley says politicians who coddle elites and entrenched interests risk stifling Europe's enormous potential

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who offered the promise of challenging vested interests, has now reverted to the status quo of European elites from whence he came. At the recent European Union summit, he proposed slashing from the new European Constitution (which has been deliberately mislabeled a "reform treaty") its commitment to "free and undistorted competition." This is one of the few components of the Constitution that was clear and unambiguous, and which has been included in every version since the founding Treaty of Rome in 1957.

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