Re-unite EUrope – A shared Leitmotiv for the next EU leadership

Janis A. Emmanouilidis

Challenge Europe – Yes, we should!

Brussels 04/2019


The paper argues that the Union and its members will face two fundamental, structural challenges in the coming years: a high degree of fragmentation between countries and a high level of polarisation within national societies. To counter these challenges, which will strongly affect the ability of EU institutions and member states to deal with future internal as well as external turbulences, the Union's new leadership should follow a shared Leitmotiv aiming to help Re-unite EUrope at both the European and national level.

The contribution is part of a new edition of the EPC's multi-authored Challenge Europe publication ("Yes, we should! EU priorities for 2019-2024"), which this time presents a set of recommendations for the next politico-institutional cycle. The newest edition of Challenge Europe can be downloaded here.

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Yes, we should! – EU priorities for 2019-2024
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Challenge Europe – Introduction | Yes, we should!
Janis A. Emmanouilidis et al, Challenge Europe – Yes, we should!, Brussels 04/2019

The need to 'Re-unite EUrope': the results of another Brexit summit
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Time to move up a gear
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La réforme de l'Europe ne pourra se faire sans compromis
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Re-energising Europe: a package deal for the EU27
Janis A. Emmanouilidis, King Baudouin Foundation, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Open Society Initiative for Europe, European Policy Centre, Third report 'New Pact for Europe' project, Brussels 11/2017

Time to re-energise Europe
Herman Van Rompuy, Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Euractiv, Brussels 11/2017

Keeping the 'open society' open
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The 2017 elections across Europe: facts, expectations and consequences
Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Francesca Fabbri, Yann-Sven Rittelmeyer, Adriaan Schout, Corina Stratulat, Fabian Zuleeg, EPC, Brussels 03/2017