A European Legacy: Helmut Kohl and Simone Veil

Amidst threats to European integrity and credibility, Helmut Kohl and Simone Veil, two pillars of European history and lifelong believers in the European idea, passed away in June 2017. With isolationist and Eurosceptic trends gaining more traction recently in countries such as France, the UK and Italy, it is an adequate time to look upon the achievements of two such figures. While each of them is renowned in their respective country for their national policies, they shared the conviction that an important way to achieve those was through European integration and cooperation, and that national and supranational interests were not necessarily at odds…

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