Europe’s value: Four Propositions Concerning Europe’s Future

The Federal Foreign Minister of Germany, Guido Wester­welle, opens issue 2/2012 of integration with a clear commitment to Europe. He believes that turning away from the project of integration would be a folly, especially for Germany. Consid­ering the growing doubts about this European idea, Wester­welle points out the necessity to make the case for Europe anew. Therefore, he presents three propo­si­tions on Europe’s value: Europe as a player in world affairs, as a community of values and as an economic power.

The article of Federal Foreign Minister Guido Wester­welle is available on the integration website.