About John McCormick

John McCormick

John McCormick is Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Politics at the Indianapolis campus of Indiana University in the United States.

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This is a site designed to encourage discussion about the benefits and advantages of the European Union, and to help students using my textbooks on the EU.

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What it means to be a European

German president Joachim Gauck recently made a good speech on the idea of Europe, and what it means to be European. Europe, he said, stands for “peace and freedom, for democracy and the rule of law, for equality, human rights and solidarity”. This is all true enough, and many others have made the same point. Continue reading..