A united and federal Europe has always been a dream of western man, especially from the 17th and 18th centuries to more recent times with the Ventotene group and Churchill in his speech in Zurich after the Second World War.
Unfortunately, the project of a united and federal Europe has not come to fruition to date, because a step-by-step road was chosen that got stuck, starting with the ECSC, passing through the EEC and stopping at a European Union that is currently an imperfect confederal model with delicate structural problems.
Today, in the post-pandemic international scenario and amidst a context of wars in Europe and the Middle East, we are realising that the European Union has no socio-political weight, appearing powerless in the face of events.
A European Union that has no weight is a European Union that is unfortunately useless. That is why we need a change of pace, a decisive turn towards federalism.  Even Mario Draghi is aware of the criticalities that exist today, and he is certainly someone who knows about them.
This will be discussed with the UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD during the morning part of the Anti-Mafia Summit of the Antonino Caponnetto Foundation to be held in Florence at 10 a.m. on 18 November at the Oblate Library.