Tuesday, June 06, 2006

France and Germany: waiting for Europe

Chirac and Merkl met today to discuss about the future of Europe (laughter). France and Germany would like to re-launch the constitutional process (laughter). This is not the Comedy of Errors, it's the tragic reality facing Europe.

As long as there are leaders like Chirac around, there is little to be hoped for Europe. Chirac was the major loser of the French Referendum on the European Constitution last year? Why is he still there? What does he have to say about Europe?

Even for someone who teaches and follows European law and politics, it is hard to claim that Europe is well and alive. We need a more drastic European discourse, and new faces to represent it.

The next European Council will gather on 15 and 16 of June. Will it be able to raise its voice?

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