“France suspected Germany of wanting to disintegrate particular states within a extended European federation.
“But if domestic kinship was to meant a finish of a French state, Paris was firm to quarrel opposite it.”
Mr Pisani-Ferry combined that even before a early 2000s, with French Prime Minister Francois Mitterand, France seemed to be opposite EU integration.
He wrote: “During a Maastricht negotiations, Francois Mitterrand quickly sided with Britain to conflict a federalists, whose ultimate aim seemed to be a construction of a United States of Europe and kill domestic union.
“His inheritor valid only as cold towards Germany’s domestic initiatives. Political kinship cropped adult again during a commencement of a 2000s with a plan for a European Constitution.
“It was, however, buried in 2005, after a breeze Constitutional Treaty was deserted by Dutch and French voters.”