L'Europe des petits pas

14:32 Sep 27, 2011
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French to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Other
French term or phrase: L'Europe des petits pas
"L’Europe des petits pas piétine : il faut ... construire une véritable Europe politique."

An article on the need for Europe to have more say in member states' economic matters, etc.

Any suggestions would be most welcome.
John Simpson
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:24


Summary of answers provided
4 +2Pussyfooting Europe
kashew
4 +1The Europe of half measures .....
jmleger
3Fence sitting Europe
Britaly
3A Europe of small progress
MatthewLaSon
2Step-by-step Europe is stumbling.....
Wendy Streitparth


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The Europe of half measures .....


Explanation:
par ex.

jmleger
Local time: 11:24
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
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agree  kashew
42 mins
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Step-by-step Europe is stumbling.....


Explanation:
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or treading on the spot

Wendy Streitparth
Germany
Local time: 18:24
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Pussyfooting Europe


Explanation:
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e.g. RBI pussy-footing on inflation, has failed so far: Tarapore ... "There is no alternative to unequivocal and unswerving policy action to tackle ...

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"A Europe of pussyfooters": What is needed is....

kashew
France
Local time: 18:24
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agree  Yolanda Broad
37 mins
  -> Thanks

agree  Kevin SC: love it
1 day 17 hrs
  -> Ta - frigging around esp. for a military context ;-)
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A Europe of small progress


Explanation:
Hello,

Europe refuses to make one giant step toward reform, etc.

I think that inclusion indefinite article sounds better in English here (we'd never use the definite article, of course!).


I hope this helps.

MatthewLaSon
Local time: 12:24
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Fence sitting Europe


Explanation:
As in playing a non-decisive role in member state economies


    Reference: http://www.ecfr.eu/blog/entry/neighbourhood_revolutions
Britaly
Local time: 18:24
Native speaker of: English
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