November 29, 2010
Adenauer is a name synonymous with the European project, owing to Konrad Adenauer, the German Chancellor from 1949 to 1963, one of the founding fathers of the European integration.
However, in a sign of the changing attitudes in Germany to the euro in particular, his grandson, Patrick, is sponsoring a lawsuit against the €85bn loan for Ireland agreed yesterday by EU finance ministers. He is one of the 50 supporters of a legal challenge to be submitted this week by Professor Markus Kerber – the renowned academic and constitutional expert who will also be speaking at our event in Brussels on 9 December.
European solidarity clearly has a limit in Germany, even if your name is Adenauer.Author : Open Europe blog team