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Is there any event equivalent in history to Europe’s extraordinary peace record? Europe is living in the longest peace in its known history. That peace was based on supranational principles and initiated by Robert Schuman after a lifetime’s work. An amazing peace process took place two thousand years ago between two fighting superpowers. They divided… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

Compared with the hopes that blossomed in 1950 for a united Europe and the end of Soviet domination, today’s leaders seem to have lost the plot. The Schuman Declaration not only provided a way to resolve the danger of another war with Germany. It set out as path that would unite the Continent with a… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

The euro is pulverising European democracy. It is destroying democracy not only in Greece but in all other members of the euro zone. It is also destroying people’s hopes for a real democracy at the European level. It has caused a huge rift from north to south and between the crisis-ridden Euro Zone and EU… » read more

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In world monetary history, some currencies have lasted more than a thousand years. That won’t happen with the present euro. Its self-destruction is as certain as anything in politics. What is now urgent is to reform the currency on a solid basis. It will be a world-beater. A sound currency must retain a long-term store… » read more

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This month British, American and many Commonwealth countries celebrate the Magna Carta of 15 June 1215. The document signed at Runnymede by King John at the insistence of English and Welsh barons reaffirmed ancient British rights, some of them dating back more than a thousand years before King John. That is well before the fifth… » read more

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In 1947 in one of its first acts, Robert Schuman’s French Government made valiant efforts bring peace between Arabs and Israeli Jews in Palestine. When the Ben-Gurion government proclaimed the State of Israel, France voted in the UN to recognize it. When a nearly unarmed Israel was attacked by foreign Arab national armies, France gave… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

The Vatican is to sign a treaty formally recognizing an entity called ‘the State of Palestine’. It is a big mistake. It is likely to lead to war, disputes and further injustice. Is the pope ignorant or has he lost his balance? He called PLO leader and Holocaust-denier Mahmoud Abbas ‘an angel of peace’ and… » read more

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The Christian Democrat EPP, Socialists and Liberals think they have the eternal right to select old and pensioned-off politicians to be their Commissioners. The European Commission, was once a politician-free zone. It was then much more effective politically. One Commission president was a law professor, another was an engineer, a third was formerly a trades… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

How did the European Union construct the bases for its longest time of peace it ever experienced? The EU presently outstrips the USA in GDP and global trade. In May, Europe commemorates the end of WW2 in Europe. Europe was left in ruins, its industries destroyed, its populations decimated by killings and injuries, its economies… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price