The Flame, Not the Ashes


20 pages | ISBN: 978 085124 6611

2nd Series Number 9



By Lionel Jospin

To be faithful to a tradition means to be faithful to its flame and not its ashes.” Jean Jaur�s

This is the text of a speech given by the French Prime Minister, Lionel Jospin, on European Union Reform on 28th May 2001. He talks of the ‘European art de vivre, a specific way of doing things, of defending freedoms, of fighting inequality…’ In this speech he provides us with some clear policy prescriptions; for a European response to globalisation, for worker’s rights, and for defending public services against privatisiation.