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Idealism or pragmatism?

I wrote my first article for the UK European Movement since becoming Vice Chair, on the subject of balancing pragmatism and idealism about the European Union.

The EU today might appear to be less about inspirational idealism, and more about nitty-gritty pragmatism. And pragmatism is important. But when we focus exclusively on self-interested arguments, we risk forgetting the underlying motivation for what we do — and this is dangerous for three reasons.

Read the whole article on the Euroblog.

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