Projekty modernizacyjne zmian pozycji państw narodowych w Unii Europejskiej
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The article undertakes the difficult task of assessing the impact of the European intention on the shift of position of national states in the world system. The author argues that the main political and economic motivation to be a part of this process is the strengthening of member states, not weakening them. She also demonstrates that the EU multi-level decision-making process guarantees a critical role for member states, at the same time allowing for activities that would not be possible if these states chose to act alone. Finally, the article stresses that the current direction in which the EU is heading does not indicate a possibility of a supranational federal European state emerging in the near future. The most probable outcome of the processes will be rather a hybrid model, with member states still at the heart of the decision-making process.
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