The current model of governance, or the economic guideline on which the whole EU rest upon, is based on a rigid and anti-democratic economic coordination and budgetary control mechanism designed to impose a precise political agenda. This model aims to make the interest of the strongest countries and markets with no regards to the devastating effects that brings on the economy and society.
It is necessary to define a sustainable and effective governance's framework that can facilitate the economic and social development throughout the EU that will provide a real support to the EU citizens. The Member States should have wide autonomy of manoeuvre for what concerns the most important choices about economic policies. Especially, for those policies aimed to answer different national needs based on citizens' interests. In working towards this goal, we do not deny the importance of coordination at European level; rather we aim for a model of sound and respectful cooperation between sovereign states that present deep national diversities. Of course, the cooperation will fully respect the subsidiarity principle on which the concept of European integration is based on.
Coordination should focus on the real problems that cannot be tackled efficiently and adequately at a national level because of their transnational dimensions, such as the fight against the tax evasion and avoidance practised by multinationals, the fight against international financial crime and harmful financial speculations. Decisions touching people pensions, welfare system, the organisation of public services and the labour market must be brought under the control of national politics and protected from the neo-liberal logic of the Brussels technocrats.
• It is imperative to implement a rigorous spending review on public accounts through thoughtful cuts that affect waste in public spending. The aim is to free up resources for public investment, without producing any depressive effects on the economy. Besides, it is essential to achieve all the useful structural reforms aimed at improving the efficiency of the public administration, the quality of public services, the transparency and fairness of the tax system. In the face of the efforts made to reduce public money squandering and to improve public institutions' efficiency, we ask for a renegotiation of the current budgetary rules and of the European economic governance system. We need an open and honest debate, at a European level, on the future of the monetary union and its real implications for the various Eurozone economies.
• We want a clear separation of the productive public investments from the deficit's calculation. Public investments are an essential tool for the support of the economic recovery, internal demand, job creation and social equity of a country. Further, public investments are acting on the denominator of debt/GDP ratio and deficit/GDP ratio, therefore haveing the effect of improving the quality of Public finances in the long term.
• We must abandon austerity and neoliberal economic policies based on private market interests. These policies are harmful and unsustainable from an economic and social point of view. Governments should have full control over their economic policies. A decision-making process based on national and regional knowledge of specific issues will have more possibilities to revive national economies.
• We want to tackle down both tax avoidance and tax evasion, which are practices usually carried on by large multinational corporations. We will support all measures of transparency and regulation made to overlook on harmful practices. Our aim is to create a fairer tax system for the benefit of all, against the interests of few.