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Nuclear energy united Europe. Now it is dividing the club (The Economist – October 30, 2021) Before the euro, Schengen, “Ode to Joy”, butter mountains and the Maastricht treaty, there was the atom. “The peaceful atom”, wrote Jean Monnet, the cognac salesman turned founding father of the eu, was to be “the spearhead for the unification of Europe”. Europe was a nuclear project before it was much else. In 1957 …

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