Adenauer & Spinelli Talk About Lisbon


Two founding fathers of Europe, Konrad Adenauer and Altiero Spinelli, talk about the impasse confronting the Union. The first man is more pragmatic, the second is more idealistic. And their remedies for relaunching the process of integration are therefore different. On the Treaty of Lisbon, signed on 2000, Spinelli says that it announced a time of great hop, while Adenauer replies that the goals were missed in a sensational manner, because…