Category: The Struggle for Europe

The Struggle for Europe
The Theses of Europese Actie

The Theses of Europese Actie

Published in Je Maintiendrai, 14 June 1946; here translated from a German version, Die Thesen der Europäischen Aktion, pamphlet, s.l.n.d. From W.Lipgens and W. Loth, Documents on the History of European Integration, De Gruyter, 1988…

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Swedberg, Richard: The Idea of ‘Europe’ and the Origin of the European Union

Swedberg, Richard: The Idea of ‘Europe’ and the Origin of the European Union

Stockholm University, Department of Sociology, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden. Notes and references are excluded. A united Europe is not a modern expedient, be it political or economic, but an ideal which has been accepted since thousands…

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Spinelli, Altiero: Speech at first UEF congress

Spinelli, Altiero: Speech at first UEF congress

Published in A. Spinelli, Dagli stati sovrani agli Stati Uniti d’Europa, repr. in L. Levi and S. Pistone, Trent’anni di vita del MFE (here excerpted). From W.Lipgens and W. Loth, Documents on the History of…

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Silone, Ignazio: The European mission of socialism

Silone, Ignazio: The European mission of socialism

La missione europea del socialismo , 26 Oct. 1947, from S. Pistone, L’Italia e I’unitd europea. Translated at W.Lipgens and W. Loth, Documents on the History of European Integration, De Gruyter, 1988. (…) A renewal…

Schuman, Robert: Memoirs pour l’ Europe

Memoirs: “Pour l’ Europe” “The Europeans will be saved if they are aware of their solidarity in the face of a common danger … the current fears will be the immediate cause of European unification,…

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Schmal, J.J.R.: We are Europeans because we are Dutch

Schmal, J.J.R.: We are Europeans because we are Dutch

Handelingen der Staten-Generaal, Zitting , Zitting 1948-49, Tweede Kamer, 63ste Vergadering, 5 July 1949. From W.Lipgens and W. Loth, Documents on the History of European Integration, De Gruyter, 1988 As at present envisaged, the Council…

Rougemont, Denis de: Europe Unites

A Lecture on “The History of the Ideal for a United Europe”. From: The Meaning of Europe, translated by Alan Braley,F.I.L.; published by Sidgwick & Jackson, London 1965; © Denis de Rougemont TAKEN ONE by…

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Monnet, Jean: The first meeting of the High Authority of the Coal and Steel Community

Monnet, Jean: The first meeting of the High Authority of the Coal and Steel Community

Speech at the inauguration of the High Authority. Luxembourg, August 10th, 1952. Gentlemen, The first meeting of the High Authority of the Coal and Steel Community is now open. At this moment, which marks the…