IEP-Lunch Debate with Steffen Kampeter: „What are the costs of Europe – what is its value?“

On 22 October 2012, Steffen Kampeter, MdB (member of the German Bundestag) and Parlia­mentary State Secretary at the Federal Minister of Finances, gave a speech on the topic: „What are the costs of Europe and what is its value?“ within the framework of the IEP lunch debate. Kampeter expressed anxiety that the perception of Europe is narrowed down on the costs of stabil­ising the euro area while leaving other important issues, partic­u­larly other member states of the EU outside this Zone, out of sight. Even though Europe has its price, this price has value, which is based on freedom and peace.