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Challenges to European Integration: Missions and Instruments

Published Online: 07 Jun 2018
Volume & Issue: Volume 14 (2018) - Issue 1 (June 2018)
Page range: 77 - 91
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1801-3422
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16 Apr 2015
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2 times per year
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English
Abstract

The aim of this article is to highlight challenges to European integration by raising key concerns and generating debate about potential responses. This discussion is intended to be a starting point for further research and the development of more policy-specific recommendations to tackle these challenges successfully. I begin by explaining the need for a clear and realistic integration mission and then turn to the example of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), one of the most tangible achievements of European integration policy. The EMU also highlights the critical importance of clarity and realism in any approach to integration. My analysis moves next to the challenges that the EU is facing today and considers how the European Commission has evaluated and reacted to these challenges. Finally I propose some key elements of – and make the case for – a constructive practical approach.

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