State reforms

Europa : escaping nationalism

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GenerationLibre has asked six thinkers from different corners of our continent, and even beyond, to reflect on Europe’s benefits and challenges.

The French debate around the future of the European Union is more often about France than Europe, even during EU elections. Because of the home bias of our ideological reflexs, the public discussion clearly lacks some height.

A deep reflection is nevertheless essential as nationalism is waking up again across Europe.

Lovers of Europe like us need to wake up. The European Union is no longer the political given or the historical evidence it seemed to be a few years ago.

This is why GenerationLibre has asked six thinkers from different corners of our continent, and even beyond, to reflect on Europe’s benefits and challenges.

We would like to thank Sylvie Goulard (former MEP), Jacob Kirkegaard (Peterson Institut for International Economics), Blazej Lenkowski & Olga Labendowicz (Liberté!), Eduardo Fernandez Luina (Instituto Juan de Mariana), Ulrike Guérot (European Democracy Lab) and Mircea Geoana (Aspen Institute Romania) for sharing their thoughts with us.

May this collection of short texts, called “Europa”, be food for thought and action to get the European construction out of the dangerous lethargy of habits.