We feature today two articles by Wolfgang Streek of the Max Plank Institut.
I'm not sure that I would agree with every point he makes, but the geopolitical motivations make for interesting reading.
Secondly by the same author:
For me, the words "liberal", "European Union", and "empire" don't immediately click together, but I nit-pick. He rightly points up the incompatibility of the ideals of self-determination and empire, and the possible costs of maintaining both incompatible ideals simultaneously - we have indeed seen the consequences manifesting in Italy, France and Germany in recent years.
Worth reading if you are that way inclined.