FRANKFORT | Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung‘s editor Frank Schirrmacher: “What sovereign rights and competences do we have to transfer, also Germany, to build a strong continent? Europeans will have to decide what price are we ready to pay for a cooperative Europe.”
Articles by Lidia Conde
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