Merkel warns against ‘blinkered nationalism,’ threats to EU

PARIS — German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns of “blinkered nationalism” and the danger of people questioning the “European peace project” in a speech to mark the centenary of World War I on Sunday.

“The concern I have is that blinkered nationalist views may gain ground once again,” Merkel tells an audience of fellow leaders at the Paris Peace Forum.

Merkel warns that the benefits of international cooperation, “the peaceful balancing of interests, even the European peace project — people are calling them into question again.”

— AFP

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a speech at the opening of the Paris Peace Forum at the Villette Conference Hall in Paris on November 11, 2018. (Yoan Valat/Pool/AFP)

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