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Monday, 27 June 2011

Jagland: 'Moralpolitik' in Europe

In his address today at the start of the three-day Summer University, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland said Europe’s progress beyond ideological division was the result of “a historic moment in which realpolitik was defeated by moralpolitik.”

That spirit is still needed now, he declared, as the region confronts the impact of globalisation and grapples with the corruption, the abuses of power and the increasing movement of ideas, cultures and individuals.
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