Monday, 23 April 2007

The German Europe

In the April edition of The European Journal, Chairman of the European Foundation, Bill Cash MP, warned of the major developments under the German EU Presidency and tells of how the EU now faces the prospect of a German Europe.

In his essay, ‘The German Question’, he claims: “If the framework of Europe is to be relevant in the 21st Century, to face globalisation and other challenges presented by international affairs, the assumption that Europe has to be built upon the template of the Franco-German partnership must be disentangled. … Without radical change, the evolution of the EU would lead to a German Europe. The institutions and treaties reasoned under the terms of the Franco-German partnership need to be unravelled and renegotiated to support a simpler and freer association of nation states with national referendums on all existing treaties. A democratic answer to the German Question at last.”

To read his essay, Click here.

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