Thierry Chopin,Michel Foucher
Editions Marie B
Schuman report on Europe by Thierry Chopin,Michel Foucher Summary
A complete review of the European Union. Europeans are facing major challenges. From the risk of populist contagion and Brexit at internal level, to migratory issues and the questioning of their values, as well as their interests, from the external points of view, Europeans must fi nd their place in a world in which only Union will bring strength. These challenges imply the Europeans’ ability to stand as one against the turmoil they face. In a situation like this how should their expectations be met, notably in terms of security as well as economic and social protection ? In his speech at the Sorbonne French President Emmanuel Macron, put forward a new European policy. He wants to turn European integration into a tool for sovereignty, both from the economic and geopolitical points of view, with the aim of giving Europeans total freedom and a true feeling of pride. Undeniably, France is back in Europe. European integration has freed the States and people of Europe of their permanent power struggles ; it now has to protect them from external constraints. The question is now to know how this should be achieved. This is the question at the heart of the 9th Schuman Report. Delve into this reference work regarding European Affairs! EXTRACT If we want to protect our European values, our freedom, peace and prosperity, we must be more ambitious. We need more of the spirit of Alcide de Gasperi, of Aldo Moro and of Helmut Kohl in today’s Europe. In 1946 Konrad Adenauer dreamt of a community of European people in which “every population will provide its own irreplaceable, unique contribution to the economy and to European culture, thought, poetry and Western creativity”. Let us work together as Christian Democrats in Europe to make this dream come true. Let us stand up and join our forces to preserve our European way of life. ABOUT THE AUTORS The Schuman report on Europe is a collective publication, edited by Thierry Chopin, a french political analyst specialist in Europe Union, and Michel Foucher, a diplomat, geographer and essayist. The most respected personalities, as well as the best experts have chosen to express their opinion in this publication: Gérard Larcher, Mikuláš Dzurinda, 5 Members of European Parliament, Jean-Claude Piris, Joachim Bitterlich...