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The former revolutionary and Mitterrand adviser has no time for utopian nonsense about a post-national Europe

By prospect   April 2001

What if europe had no future, at least no future significantly different from its past? What if the absence of a future for Europe was in no way disastrous? And what if it was irrational to artificially try to create a future for Europe as a “political actor,” a role for which it was never conceived, or rather, against which it has been conceived until now?

Between 1975 and 2000, the European process fulfilled, and even surpassed, the terms of its contract in relation to economic and legal integration: namely the euro and the Court of Justice. Fiscal, budgetary, education…

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