In needs to carve out technological advance, indeed, modernity itself as its natural territory: if the retreat behind borders is backwards-looking, what would forward look like? A European super-grid and coordinated renewables programme, building on Danish surpluses and German ambition, British technology and Austrian rigour, to turn itself into the Star Trek continent, running on limitless free energy, boldly going where no state has gone before.
The continent where wearing a red shirt means you die?
And, err, limitless free energy? From renewables? Umm, you have heard of capital costs have you?