Brussels summit evidenced the challenge faced by Europe: to continue as it was before or take into account the rejection by France and Netherlands to the European Constitutional Treaty and reset mainly the policies and priorities. Of course, the anti-Europeans want to use the current crisis to weaken Europe and turn it into a great common market. However, without Europe, we would be unable to influence on the globalize world. For those who want to improve Europe, the challenge is to achieve the adoption of the right policy. Obviously, it would have been better to reach an agreement in Brussels but such failure does not lead to an immediate crisis even though when it is not about a fact without consequences. However, it would be positive to think about the future of the reduction of the British check and the Common Agricultural Policy. Detractors of this policy claim that it is not common that 5% of the European Union business devours 40% of the European budget at the expense of areas with future such as education and research. Yet, it is not just about money. It is also at stake the course to be taken by an attacked Europe by the populist movements. Europe may chose between decadency and painful economic reforms that would enable it to continue being competitive.
This policy should not allow Europe to be Americanized but adapt the European social system to the new realities.
The citizens must be capable of adapting quickly to the changing world. This requires a highly specialized training that would cover all ethnic groups. We dealt with national problems that needed a European approach. To build a new European social model, discussions should take place and achieve a new consensus for Europe.

The Guardian (United Kingdom)

More than a squabble : this goes to the heart of Europe”, by Peter Mandelson, The Guardian, June 20, 2005.