Everything about future of the EU
BSSB.BE Stratfor 29.06.2018
Danube Ex-USSR Germany USA
* In this conversation, Senior Economy Analyst Mark Fleming-Williams and Senior Europe Analyst Adriano Bosoni debate the next issues Europe will have to face.
It took off with the vision of Altiero Spinelli and Ernesto Rossi, political prisoners locked up by a fascist regime on the isle of Ventotene during the Second World War. Their manifesto For a Free and United Europe painted a picture of a place in which allies and adversaries would come together to ensure that the “old absurdities” of Europe would never return.
The EU is now the place where Europeans can enjoy a unique diversity of culture, ideas and traditions in a Union covering four million square kilometres. It is where they have forged life-long bonds with other Europeans and can travel, study and work across national borders without changing currency.
It is where the rule of law has replaced the rule of the iron fist. It is where equality is not just spoken about but continues to be fought for. Despite this, many Europeans consider the Union as either too distant or too interfering in their day-to-day lives. Others question its added-value and ask how Europe improves their standard of living. And for too many, the EU fell short of their expectations as it struggled with its worst financial, economic and social crisis in post-war history
- The publication is not an editorial. It reflects solely the point of view and argumentation of the author. The publication is presented in the presentation. Start in the previous issue. The original is available at: Stratfor