«A vision for Europe that is proud and distinctive has many features to call on: no torture or death penalty, civilised inner cities with pedestrian precincts, multicultural tolerance, sustainable use of energy, independent public broadcasting and restrictions on gun use. But the social model, parliament and international independence are the biggest three.»
--"A new kind of Europe": The EU crisis gives it the chance to shape an identity and global role independent of the US
That sounds frightfully Canadian!
Good luck selling it to actual Europeans.