"If governments allow themselves to be completely bound by the decisions of their parliaments without maintaining some room for manoeuvre in international negotiations, then a break up of Europe will be more likely than closer integration."
Now Mr. Monti is an educated man, but I think he needs to read one more book. Something like 'The idiot's guide to democracy' should serve. It would tell him that governments do indeed need to be bound by the decisions of their parliaments. It's a nuisance, but there it is.