Category: The Struggle for Europe

Monnet, Jean: Memoirs

[…] I felt the need to define for myself the principles that had always guided me in my day-to-day work. I have kept the notes I made at that time, during the summer break in…

The Struggle for Europe
Lipgens, Walter: The Triumph of the Supranational Principle in the Resistance

Lipgens, Walter: The Triumph of the Supranational Principle in the Resistance

From Walter Lipgens, A History of European Integration, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1982. During the inter-war period European-minded writers had given prophetic warnings that, unless unity was achieved in time, the selfishness of national states would…

The Struggle for Europe
Lipgens, Walter: The beginnings of the political unification

Lipgens, Walter: The beginnings of the political unification

From Walter Lipgens, A History of European Integration, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1982. The movement to unite Europe politically did not really get under way before the First World War. Those Europeans who were most anxious…

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Lipgens, Walter: Redefining European Civilization

Lipgens, Walter: Redefining European Civilization

From Walter Lipgens, A History of European Integration, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1982. The outbreak of the First World War left many people horrified at the bloodbath it caused among the civilized and supposedly progressive nations,…

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Lipgens, Walter: Motives for European unity

Lipgens, Walter: Motives for European unity

From Walter Lipgens, A History of European Integration, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1982. The motives and theoretical arguments which the leaders of the Resistance put forward in favor of a European federation were surprisingly similar in…

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Lambilliotte, Maurice: Making Europe

Lambilliotte, Maurice: Making Europe

Faire l’Europe!, Synthèses, Revue Mensuelle Internationale, vol.3, No 6, Sept. 1948. From W.Lipgens and W. Loth, Documents on the History of European Integration, De Gruyter, 1988 We must make Europe. But before setting about a…

Kohl, Helmut: A Speech on Konrad Adenauer

A Speech on 19 April 1997 in Bad Honnef at the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the death of Konrad Adenauer Today, we commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Konrad Adenauer, the…

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Klompé, Margaretha: The Council of Europe and the spiritual crisis of mass society

Klompé, Margaretha: The Council of Europe and the spiritual crisis of mass society

Handelingen der Staten-Generaal, 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 Let me begin, Mr. President, by saying that…