•02/03/2007The President's first day
The new President of the French Republic will take office on 16th May 2007 and above all this will be a European day.
The German Chancellor will be the first to congratulate him or her during the evening of 6th May and to ask him or her to receive her. She will be in Paris the following the first...
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Forging ahead or lagging behind?
On 26th January the 18 countries which have already ratified the European Constitutional Treaty met to give voice to and defend their choice.
There is now little doubt in Europe - including on the part of those who said "no" to...
•05/12/2006Rethinking Europe's enlargement policy
The reunification of Europe that started on May 1st 2004 will be complete on January 1st 2007 when Bulgaria and Romania join. For the European Union it was a moral duty finally to wipe away the effects of Yalta. It is also in its economic and political interest. Now we must focus on Europe's...
•26/07/2006A wave of fatigue
One of the European Union's most spectacular successes has been its expansion, wrongly called its enlargement.
Reunifying the continent peacefully without causing any major imbalance, either political or economic, was a wager. From China to Latin America, from the US to Africa observers have...