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For a long time after the formation of the EU, Germans seemed to crave normalisation and acceptance more than anything and were keen to be good citizens of the EU, downplaying nationalism and being happy to be the largest net contributors, grateful of the acceptance and respectability that EU membership conferred.  Then something changed.  
See marco's diary Plus de bonnes poires en Allemagne (April 13th, 2010). Also Habermas: Europe Is Doomed (probably not) by afew on May 3rd, 2010.

Economics is politics by other means
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue May 10th, 2011 at 05:29:43 AM EST
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