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By Wilfried Loth

Relying on inner resources, Wilfried Loth analyses the start and next improvement of the eu Union, from the release of the Council of Europe and the Schuman statement until eventually the Euro problem and the contested eu presidential election of Jean-Claude Juncker. This ebook shines a mild at the crises of the eu integration, reminiscent of the failure of the eu Defence group, De Gaulle’s empty chair coverage, or the rejection of the eu structure in France and the Netherlands, but in addition highlights the indubitable successes which are the Franco-German reconciliation, the institution of the eu universal marketplace, and the institution of an increasing universal foreign money. What this research accomplishes, for the 1st time, is to light up the using forces at the back of the ecu integration method and the way it replaced ecu politics and society.
“An enlightening paintings. A required studying for all who doubt the incomplete historical past of Europe.” – Rolf Steininger, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
“This publication becomes an necessary typical work.” – Jörg Himmelreich, Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

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