The European Union is an unprecedented political experiment to the extent that it was not born from strength but from the clever use of the extreme weakness of Europe after World War II. That the national states had to abandon their pride was the condition to build the Union. That weakness was turned into economic strength but not into a strong political presence on the world arena. European citizens wanted precisely this: a strong economy and weak political decisions. But now it is the very weakness of European politics that prevents the European Union from consolidating and facing the economic challenges of globalization. Right now, the federalist origins of the European project have been abandoned. And it does not look like there is political will to revive them.
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