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European revival, a Franco-German responsibility
Having reached an exceptional degree of stability and prosperity, because of their shared sovereignty, Europeans now hesitate to go further. The financial crises have come and gone, geopolitical upheaval also. Now fundamental questions are being raised about the efficacy of European integration,...
Air Transport: European Parliament with its back to the wall
Sometimes I have been criticised for not giving enough examples to illustrate my train of thought, which is however drawn from experience. Here is one that summarises perfectly my calls to provide the European Union with the attributes of its power in the world arena. Air transport is not governed...
Is the reunification of Europe under challenge?
Of the divisions that have emerged within the European Union the most serious of these is undoubtedly the one now dividing the East and the West. With the exception of the exemplary Baltic States, which are lively democracies reinvented after a period of Soviet occupation, a club of Member States,...
NATO, a military alliance that is less and less political
NATO embodies the transatlantic link that unites the democratic nations committed to the promotion of freedom and an organised international order, especially in Europe. It is a vital balanced military alliance binding the two shores of the Atlantic, but it is less and less a symbol of the...