Reflections on the European Policy
The parliamentary group of the principal German party (Christian Democratic), meeting in the the Bundestag in September of 1994, elaborated a document on the future of European unification which raised a loud controversy. This is due primarily to its defence of building one Europe at several speeds, drawn along by constituting a hard kernel of five countries. The Futuribles article reproduced the entire document, thereby putting in evidence the risk of seeing the European union limited to the formation of a simple zone of "ameliorated" free trade. It also underlines the necessity of deepening (if only with some partners) and enlarging the Union. This is a diagnostic without complacency on the state of the Union, an important witness of the German will to give it a new impulse, and the sketch of a plan of action.