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James Downey: Model for our ambitions should be German one

Published 14/05/2011 | 05:00

THE purpose of NATO was said in 1949 to be "to keep the Russians out, the Americans in and the Germans down".

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People said much the same thing about the European Economic Community, forerunner of the European Union, on its foundation in 1957.

Europe, and the world, have changed more than a bit since those dates.

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