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Words Don’t Come Easy: “France souveraine”


As the European Union shows signs of fraying at the edges, some in France are questioning its core.


Illustration: Dominik Herrmann

France must first of all demand back its freedom. Its freedom as a state, freedom as a nation. A free France is a sovereign and independent France!” – “Sovereignty also means the acknowledgement of a sovereign, above which nothing and no-one stands. In France the sovereign is the people!”

Charles de Gaulle? One might think so. But no, this was Marine Le Pen speaking at the 2013 summer university of the Front National.

Read the complete article in the Berlin Policy Journal App – July/August 2015 issue.