However, in questions of fiscal policy, labor market policy and social policy, where the citizens have divergent views and do not want to give up their national sovereignty, the member states should assume more responsibility again, the authors write in an editorial in "Ökonomenstimme" and "Die Zeit". Furthermore, the no-bailout clause should be strengthened by a sovereign insolvency mechanism, the authors write.
Apart from that, the member states should strenghten their national competitiveness and rise to the challenges of the globalization. In the past, they had been tempted to expect from Europe protection from global competition in the first place.
Lars P. Feld, Christoph M. Schmidt, Isabel Schnabel und Volker Wieland:
"Einheit in Vielfalt: Wie es mit Europa weitergehen kann"
("Ökonomenstimme", "Die Zeit")