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France vs Germany: What kind of Europe?

The recent speech by Joschka Fischer, the German foreign minister, in praise of European federation was attacked by Jean-Pierre Chevènement, the French minister. Here they debate the nature of European integration
Ben Hall  

Immigration & asylum in the EU

Asylum and immigration are truly pan-European issues. Most EU states cut back on primary immigration in the 1970s, but are now affected by the rise in asylum-seekers. Given the EU's ageing population, is a return to selective immigration inevitable?
Ben Hall