Timothy Garton Ash has been named as the recipient of the prestigious Charlemagne Prize for 2017. Awarded from the town of Aachen, North-Western Germany, the prize has recognised special contributions to European unity since 1950.
The prize organizers described Professor Garton Ash as “an extraordinary British academic, who has commented on and accompanied the journey of the European Union with passion and precision, providing the community with thoughtful depth”.
It singled the historian out for his engagement and commitment to a unified Europe, and his call to press forward towards an EU with “practical construction that is strong enough to weather the storm”
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