The European Union will never manage to compete with China and other rising powers unless it unites politically, scales up and becomes a genuine giant.

This author argues that the main driving forces that led towards European unification in the decades after WWII are now gone or are diminished in importance.  As many of the economies of Europe, especially southern Europe are struggling, it is time for the European Union to rediscover and restructure it’s raison d’être–it’s reason for being–if it wants to continue to compete on a global level.

Tags: Supranationalism, Europe, political, unit 4 political and economic.

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