Reality Check for the E.U.

May 30, 2005

The defeat inflicted on the European constitution in the French referendum does not signify a failure for the idea of a united Europe as a whole [May 30]. Quite the contrary: it represents a purely political choice in opposition to the neoliberal character of Europe today and in favor of a Europe that is more socially conscious and responsive. It is also a vote against the élitism and arrogance of the Brussels bureaucracy, which presumes it can complete its version of European unification without ever consulting directly with the citizens of Europe. Finally, it is the starting point of a new...

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