No Ever Closer Union

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Pro-Europeans have long avoided a debate on the end goal of EU integration.

  • Heinrich August Winkler
  • Berlin Policy Journal

It’s time for honesty: ever closer cooperation between member states is the only realistic way forward.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at an extraordinary European Union leaders summit to discuss Brexit, in Brussels, Belgium April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman – RC1A854BD500

In the run-up to the European Parliament elections, none of the German political parties has shown quite as much ambition as the Free Democratic Party (FDP).

In its election program, adopted at the end of January 2019, the pro-business liberal party calls for the convening of a (second) European Constitutional Convention by 2022 at the latest.

And it also clearly defines such a…

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