But if you begin from the premise that taking care of the world begins with keeping your own region in order, Europe still has a long way to go. Although some of these problems don't get a lot of press, Jotman would like to see Europe:
- Stop jerking Turkey around, while turning a blind eye to the defects of other, less developed countries on the periphery of Europe.
- Protect its own fisheries, the Mediterranean in particular.
- Shelter its high-skilled small-scale manufacturers in countries like Italy.
- Reduce agricultural subsidies wherever such subsidies have mainly served to protect large-scale but globally uncompetitive agribusinesses.
- Prevent massively polluting discount airlines from getting a "free ride" in this densely populated region that is easily served by rail.
- Stigmatize IKEA, Carrefour, and litigious Tesco - the region's answers to Wal-Mart.