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Schuman Project schuman.info David H Price Editor 9 April 2021   Dear President von der Leyen, It is 70 years since the signature on 18 April 1951 of Europe’s founding document for peace, the Treaty of Paris. This created the European Community. It changed the destiny of Europeans who had gone to war every generation… » read more

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Half a billion people are denied democracy. How can they fix it? In December 2020, Brexit reached its multi-thousand page paroxysm. The documents, covering not just trade but identity, travel and nuclear war, have never been seen by Britons or by Continental Europeans. They will dominate our future for years ahead. Nearly every aspect of… » read more

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Has Europe lost the Plot on Defence? Are Europe’s leaders blind to the Big Picture too? They seem confused about who Europe’s defence should be aimed against. The plot has been lost for more than half a century! That does not mean the plotting against Europe has stopped. Europe has been under constant deadly attack… » read more

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Spinelli, Rossi and the Ventotene Manifesto. In 1941, Altiero Spinelli, Eugenio Colorni and Ernesto Rossi, while imprisoned at Ventotene by Mussolini, wrote what later became known as the Ventotene Manifesto. After the War, some claimed it was the document that made Spinelli the Father of the EU Federation. Was Spinelli really a father of a… » read more

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Is the most important Date in European History any of these?   Was it the end of World War 2? The end of bloody warfare, concentrations camps, slavery and genocide, mass slaughter of millions, and the Atomic Bomb? Was it the end of World War 1? The end of four empires German, Russian, Austria-Hungary, Turkish… » read more

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August 1942 “The Jews are being systematically destroyed. There are no more Jews in the Ukraine. Men, women and children have been separated and taken. Men and women have been transported to concentration camps. Often they are sent with hardly any water and without food. They are left to die of starvation and cold. They… » read more

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Review of Vernon Bogdanor: Beyond Brexit   Vernon Bogdanor excels in his analysis of the UK Constitution. He draws incisive conclusions about the major changes of the Constitution that have arisen from more than four decades of membership to the European Communities. He traces the change of model from UK’s unwritten constitution where Parliament ruled… » read more

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Three eminent, self-confessed Remainers have published a legal plan to avoid Prime Minister Johnson’s cliff-edge of No Deal on 31 October. Law Professors Joseph Weiler, NYU and lately of Florence EUI, Daniel Sarmiento of Complutense University of Madrid and Sir Jonathan Faull, formerly head of the European Commission Legal Service, published their plan called ‘An… » read more

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Now on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tcJKfuMYCk Why in 1975 were Britons enthusiastic to join the European Community and its Common Market and are now intent on leaving the “European Union“? In the1975 Referendum, two out of three voters confirmed British membership of the European Community. With good reason. Peace and prosperity. That was the aim of French… » read more

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Speaking at his party’s congress in Helsinki in November 2018, European Commission President said: “People said a year before WW1 that it could not happen.” That is not true. Mr Juncker continued: “We should not be afraid of talking about war because we are a project of peace.” What are the facts? The German invasion… » read more

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