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Cooperation or integration? Churchill’s attitude towards organization of Europe

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This chapter analyzes Churchill’s regard on European integration mainly through his political speeches, especially one in The Hague Congress and one in the University of Zurich. First part provides historical context, political ideas of Churchill, his attitude to European integration and the process of integration itself. The chapter also shows us the original plans for creating of European Union, Churchill’s support of League of Nations, and his scepticism about integration. Through his participation in the process of European integration, we can see obvious British influence and we can understand the traditional British approach to the EU.




Troitiño, D. R., Kerikmäe, T., Chochia, A., & Hrebickova, A. (2018). Cooperation or integration? Churchill’s attitude towards organization of Europe. In Brexit: History, Reasoning and Perspectives (pp. 33–56). Springer International Publishing.

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