France - Germany, 1983-1993

The Struggle to Cooperate
Date published: 
January 1994

The most important Western European development in the past decade has been the renewal of the close relationship between France and Germany. The two countries have drawn closer in many areas, most strikingly in economic, foreign and security policy and together they were instrumental in relaunching the European Community in the mid-1980s. German unification caused a crisis in the relationship from which the two countries - and the E.C. - have yet to recover. However, it is clear that Franco-German policy remains the key element both within the Community and in relations with the United States. In this ground-breaking book a group of leading experts in the field evaluatethis pivotal alliance providing many insights of great value to all those concerned with the future of Europe.