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Jean Monnet (1888 – 1979)

Regarded by many as a chief architect of European Unity.
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Jean Monnet
Make men work together show them that beyond their differences and geographical boundaries there lies a common interest.
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Continue, continue, there is no future for the people of Europe other than in union.
There will be no peace in Europe if the States rebuild themselves on the basis of national sovereignty, with its implications of prestige politics and economic protection (...). The countries of Europe are not strong enough individually to be able to guarantee prosperity and social development for their peoples. The States of Europe must therefore form a federation or a European entity that would make them into a common economic unit.

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Through the consolidation of basic production and the institution of a new High Authority, whose decisions will bind France, Germany and the other countries that join, this proposal represents the first concrete step towards a European federation, imperative for the preservation of peace.
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