Timothy Garton Ash

is Isaiah Berlin professorial fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford. He is the author of nine books of “history of the present”, including most recently Facts Are Subversive, and writes a weekly column in The Guardian, which is widely syndicated in Europe, Asia and the Americas. He is director of Free Speech Debate, a multilingual website for the discussion of freedom of expression.


The Kosovo war should force the European Union to rethink its future. As the new commission, chaired by Romano Prodi, takes over it should seize the opportunity to move the EU from an inward-looking institution consumed with an economic agenda to an all-European political project.

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