Nosemonkey's EUtopia

In search of a European identity

Merkel on Europe

This deserves more than just a short post, but sadly I’m rather busy.

“Angela Merkel has said that Europe needs a new reason for its existence”

Merkel’s election always had the potential to be significant. Is this the first sign that she may actually be about to start shaking things up? From today’s speech to the German parliament it looks like it may well be:

“We absolutely need the constitution to ensure the European Union is effective and capable of action… We need to think about how we make the constitution a success. I want the constitution, the German government wants the constitution and I think a majority of this parliament wants it too… If it’s not tackled before, you can be sure that the German presidency will focus on this.”