2013 | 1(346) | 309-316
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Nowe horyzonty Europy. Rozważania na temat przyszłości Unii Europejskiej

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New Horizons of Europe. Deliberations on the Future of the European Union
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The European Union is at a turning point of its development. The pragmatic dimension of integration, directed towards multiplying wealth which dominated the vision of the role of this community no longer suffices to overcome the crisis experienced by Europe. In the near future, a rescue and possibility of reclaiming by the EU the position of a global actor might be found in the tightening of relations with Turkey and Russia or even inclusion into the EU structures of these two countries that lie at the meeting point of Europe and Asia and have a growing economic and military potential. The role of the new member states which joined the EU in 2004 is not to be underestimated either. Their economic stability can prove invaluable for creating new alliances in Europe and shifting the emphasis from the rich West and the still developing East to stable North and the sinking into crisis South of the continent. Poland could become the driving force of EU’s development, replacing France or Great Britain as Germany’s partner. However, the problem that must be solved first is finding a new extra-economic goal that would unite European societies in which nationalistic tendencies and postulates to return to the Europe of Homelands more and more frequently come to the fore. When such a goal is found, it can become a new inner source of activation and enable the EU to return to the values on which it was founded.
  • Instytut Zachodni, Instytut Naukowo-Badawczy, 61-854 Poznań, ul. Mostowa 27
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