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Emmanuel Todd facing Alain Minc: which Europe in the new world disorder?

2023-06-08T12:23:14.198Z

Highlights: Alain Minc is an irreducible lawyer of the European Union while Emmanuel Todd campaigned against the Maastricht Treaty. The economist and anthropologist debate the new role of Europe against the backdrop of confrontation between Russia and the West. The Covid crisis has led Europeans to close ranks in orders of activity that were not a foregone conclusion, whether it is the economic fund set up or the distribution of vaccines. Vladimir Putin has become a putative father of Europe for a very simple reason: he sends Germany back to the West, as Stalin did.


INTERVIEW - Alain Minc is an irreducible lawyer of the European Union while Emmanuel Todd campaigned against the Maastricht Treaty. The economist and anthropologist debate the new role of Europe against the backdrop of confrontation between Russia and the West.


This article is from Figaro Magazine

The FIGARO. - Alain Minc, do you consider yourself to be fully European? What does being European mean to you?

Aain MINC. - I am European first, then French. There is no more sickly European than I am. I have never been so serene about European integration. The currency is there, and it is undisputed. What is happening in Italy demonstrates this. There is no more militant for Europe and for the euro than Giorgia Meloni. The Covid crisis has led Europeans to close ranks in orders of activity that were not a foregone conclusion, whether it is the economic fund set up or the distribution of vaccines.

With regard to Europe in the face of the war in Ukraine, let us remember that the first father of Europe was not Jean Monnet, but Joseph Stalin. Vladimir Putin has also become a putative father of Europe for a very simple reason: he sends Germany back to the West, as Stalin did. It is true that...

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Source: lefigaro

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