What way forward for European Integration in permanent crisis mode?

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    Abstract

    Today’s European Union (EU) finds itself in a permanent crisis mode – crises appear no longer sequentially and time distant but overlap and reinforce each other and even interact. If, as Jean Monnet put it, Europe will be forged in crises and as the sum of the solutions adopted for those crises, it is also true that multiple, major crises affecting the EU at the same time do not only stretch but risk to overwhelm its crisis response capacity. Yet, the EU needs to successfully address those crises to deliver results for its citizens and hold the ‘club’ together. There is also demand for some soul- and identity-searching, with a shared identity and values assuming special importance for facilitating collective action and leaps forward in times of crisis, such as at present, when the EU faces the need to stand by its values amidst Russia’s war on Ukraine while pursuing its main objectives and its current priorities for 2019-24, most notably the European Green Deal (EGD). Both – addressing multiple challenges and a shared identity – are fundamental for making the EU more resilient to shocks and European integration sustainable (and with a purpose) over time. And they are related.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Political Economy of Europe's Future and Identity
    Subtitle of host publicationIntegration in Crisis Mode
    EditorsAnnette Bongardt, Francisco Torres
    Place of PublicationFlorence
    PublisherEUI Press
    ChapterIntroduction
    Pages1-7
    ISBN (Electronic)9789294664754
    ISBN (Print)9789725409930
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2023

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