SPIEGEL Interview with Timothy Garton Ash 'We Are Still Doing Too Well'

In a SPIEGEL interview, Oxford historian Timothy Garton Ash discusses the current crisis in the EU and the apparent lack of political passion for the project in the Merkel-Sarkozy generation. The author also explains why he believes young Europeans will start to mobilize if they fear the freedoms of their "easyJet Europe" are under threat.
Former French President Francois Mitterrand (left) and then-German Chancellor Helmut Kohl (right) in 1984: "Passionately engaged politicians with their personal memories of the war"

Former French President Francois Mitterrand (left) and then-German Chancellor Helmut Kohl (right) in 1984: "Passionately engaged politicians with their personal memories of the war"

Foto: A2588 Wolfgang Eilmes/ dpa
Interview conducted by Christoph Schwennicke and Gerhard Spörl. Professor Garton Ash gave the interview in German and it was translated into English by SPIEGEL ONLINE International.