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The EU hasn’t settled the ‘German question’. It’s reopened it

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4 June 2016

9:00 AM

4 June 2016

9:00 AM

‘No one can seriously deny that European integration brought an end to Franco-German conflict and has settled the German question for good,’ wrote Niall Ferguson in the latest Sunday Times. I hesitate when confronted by such an assertion by such a learned professor. But I think I would seriously deny it, or at least seriously question it.

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