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

Janis A. Emmanouilidis

Challenge Europe – Yes, we should!

Brussels 04/2019

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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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