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Europe, why the crisis continues
As the summer comes to an end the interminable talks about how to emerge from the crisis are starting again in Europe. Old formulae, timidity and role playing explain why it continues to rage. In the first category we can include the requests to relinquish budgetary seriousness to the benefit of...
Europe: France has to speak out
Barack Obama, Christine Lagarde, Mario Draghi, David Cameron and all of our major world partners are asking Europe for a clear vision of its future so that the mistrust it has been the focus of can be overcome. Angela Merkel, Mariano Rajoy, Mario Monti and a number of European leaders have...
France-Germany: the essential entente
Any new power, whether in Germany or France, wonders why it should stay in a tête-à-tête, in the privileged dialogue of the unique couple formed by the two countries on the European stage. Jacques Chirac, Gerhard Schröder and Nicolas Sarkozy all at one time or another...
Can we celebrate Europe?
On 9th May we celebrate Europe What do we have to celebrate? The memory of an act, Robert Schuman's declaration, prepared by Jean Monnet, which seemed insane at the time, but which brought peace back to a warring continent. It succeeded in rising to the challenge, surpassing the conservatism of...