Martin Winter, Sueddeutsche Zeitung I July 3, 2008
Besides a Europe of markets, trade, and economic liberalization the French President Nicolas Sarkozy calls for a "protective Europe." ++ With this, he intends to assuage the discontent of people who feel abandonned by the EU in the face of globalization. ++ Sarkozy's policy style forces the EU to wake up from its political lethargy. ++ Yet, his strategy can only be successful, if he manages to find a solution to the "EU constitution" crisis since this is the document that would provide the necessary instruments for a protective Europe.