Centripetal Forces in Europe: Cartography





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“Europe is in crisis”. Indeed, there is hardly any speech delivered today that would not begin or end with that statement. Nobody remembers anymore a situation when there was no crisis in Europe. It became a pertinent feature of speeches on both EU and national levels, as also certainly a state of mind of the Europeans. Crisis is the explanation and the excuse, crisis is the limit and the incentive for action, finally crisis is the only criteria alongside which European project is being perceived, spoken about and evaluated.

Read the Policy Brief by Dr Ania Skrzypek, FEPS Senior Research Fellow

The article was published also in Frankfurter Hefte/Neue Gesellschaft 11/2015 issue under the title "was Europa zusammenbringt, was es auseinandertriebt"