Why Europe matters: A personal view

Why Europe matters: A personal view

Report
Ralf Dahrendorf
20 September 1996

Britain should play an active role in reforming the European Union, not out of starry-eyed idealism, but from hard-nosed self-interest. Ralf Dahrendorf offers ten guiding principles for improving the way the EU works, and argues that its most urgent priority should be to take in new members from Eastern Europe.
Ralf Dahrendorf was a member of the German parliament and then state secretary in the German foreign ministry, in 1970 he became a European commissioner.