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First European and Pan-European Integration Efforts and British Reluctance

  • David Ramiro TroitiñoEmail author
  • Tanel Kerikmäe
  • Archil Chochia
  • Andrea Hrebickova


The following chapter is about coherence between European countries during centuries and first proposals how to unify whole Europe in one big project as a cultural, political, and historical community. These tendencies were strong during First World War, when Europe had to face military conflict. This chapter therefore returns to Jean Monnet, the father of Europe, who was active in integration process together with Robert Schuman, who adopted the integration proposal, today known as the Schuman declaration. Second part of submitted chapter is dedicated to Coudenhove-Kalergi’s pan-European movement, which organized first Pan European Congress with the aim to unify all European nations together to avoid war conflict. In this part, we can find also the attitude of UK towards the European organization and its reluctance to be one part of supranational organization.


Jean Monnet Robert Schuman Coudenhove-Kalergi’s pan-European movement UK European Union 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Ramiro Troitiño
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tanel Kerikmäe
    • 1
  • Archil Chochia
    • 1
  • Andrea Hrebickova
    • 2
  1. 1.Tallinn Law SchoolTallinn University of TechnologyTallinnEstonia
  2. 2.Faculty of LawPalacký University OlomoucOlomoucCzech Republic

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