Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Jeremy Rifkin is someone has been and is a huge proponent of Europe, and I believe he may have some interesting answers to yours (and others) questions.  Here is the website to his foundation:

Foundation on Economic Trends


I'll contact him/them, and see if they have any interest in dialoging with us, or have references/resources to suggest

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia

by whataboutbob on Thu Jun 30th, 2005 at 12:16:36 PM EST
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