Far from its founding fathers, has Europe misplaced its soul? | EUROtoday

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

VS'is among the challenges of the European elections. At least it ought to be. Although no candidate has made it a program aspect. Other emergencies to handle: the European query is extremely complicated, skillfully technical, and the June 9 vote additionally has nationwide significance. Philosophy will subsequently be for later. Or by no means. However, Robert Schuman, the person who launched the European Union on the baptismal font, by founding the European Coal and Steel Community (Ceca) with Jean Monnet, in 1950, had made it the essential postulate of group constructing: Europe can not restrict itself to being a group of pursuits, folks should be united by a standard soul.

This is what the founding fathers labored onerous to construct and perpetuate…

The debates and opinions e-newsletter

Every Friday at 7:30 a.m.

Receive our collection of articles taken from our Debates part, to grasp the true points in right this moment's world and our society

Your registration has been taken under consideration with the e-mail deal with:

To uncover all our different newsletters, go right here: MyAccount

By registering, you settle for the final situations of use and our confidentiality coverage.