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Europe is at a historical crossroads. The European Union, which has been a unique and by and large successful project, has reached its final destination and needs a fundamental visionary as well as institutional redesign if it is to find answers to the overwhelming global challenges of the 21st century.
Neither the latest EU enlargement nor the failed Constitutional process are at the heart of the EU’s crisis. The current crisis is more existential as it is determined by the failure of the EU’s policies, players and institutions to produce effective answers to globalisation, to the new resource scarcity and to climate change.
The current EU is the child of the short period of abundance after two humbling world wars. Its policies, institutions and even its politicians have been shaped by the belief in endless economic growth. Now that new resource scarcity and climate change are redefining global politics, the EU needs […]

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