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"A united Europe was not achieved and we had war"
By choosing to quote Robert Schuman’s historic declaration of 9th May 1950, Emmanuel Macron hoped to give his speech on Europe delivered at the Sorbonne on 26th September a historic, dramatic, solemn dimension. We would be wrong to laugh, since it has come at a truly opportune...
Brexit: Theresa May between the lines
Did the frescos of the Santa Maria Novella inspire Theresa May? The speech on Brexit that she delivered on 22nd September in Florence undeniably marked a change in tone and indicated a new British attitude in the negotiations opened by Michel Barnier on behalf of the European Union. Concerned...
Germany: an election at the heart of Europe
The German general elections on 24th September are more important than they appear. Not because of their domestic impact. Angela Merkel should win and find enough potential partners on the political scale with whom to form a coalition. But Germany is also facing new challenges and German policy...
Jean-Claude Juncker, the unsung European hero
Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission is a man of experience. Fulfilling a ministerial role for 27 years, he has occupied nearly all of the highest European posts. However, he has a surprisingly youthful spirit. On 13th September he delivered his yearly speech to the European...