Inside Venice’s Secession Movement

6759Paolo Bernardini speaks with the Mises Institute about his involvement in the Venetian secession movement in today’s Mises Daily

MI: How do you imagine a new Venetian state would interact with the overall European community?

PB: A tiny majority of Veneto people are in favor both of the EU and of the Euro as a currency. So I envisage a little, rich state, playing a major economic and political role in the EU, a stabilizing role. It will interact naturally with other rich and similar states, Bavaria (still part of Germany), Austria, and the Netherlands. It will be a Finland in the Adriatic. In general, however, new little states entering the EU in a position of economic privilege (Scotland, Catalonia, Veneto) should also be able to recondition the EU policies and even its nature.


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