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:: On Europa and the re-discovery of the German nation-state (07-04-2011 21:22)
In "Süddeutsche Zeitung" April 7, Jürgen Habermas on Germany and Europe:

"Ein Pakt für oder gegen Europa?",
An Gründen für eine Gemeinscahft fehlt es nicht, wohl aber einem politischen Willen - und an Verantwortung.

This is a speech given by Habermas on April 6 at a meeting on "Europe and the re-discovery of the German nation-state" arranged by the Berlin office of European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Habermas criticised political elites for shirking their responsibility of delivering Europe to its citizens, instead relying on opportunism that threatens to "sink 50 years of European history". Former foreign minister Joschka Fischer also took part in the discussion. See Habermas's full speech here (PDF).

See links to reports on Habermas's speech here.

Thomas Gregersen