Turning the Tide? Annus Horribilis - Annus Mirabilis

REUPUS SERIES VOLUME VII: THE TURNING POINTS OF WORLD HISTORY - THE EXPERIENCES OF THE PAST - THE EXPECTATIONS FOR THE FUTURE, 2011

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Gilbert Fayl

The Global Round Table

Ulric Fayl V. Hentaller

The Global Round Table

Date Written: September 10, 2011

Abstract

“Europe before being a military alliance or an economic entity must be a cultural community in the highest sense of the expression.” Robert Schuman, one of the Founding Fathers of today’s European Union – Pour l'Europe (1963), p. 35.

The European Union is at an existential crossroads. There is the prospect that European values may possibly be eroded by the eagerness of political leaders to agree on short-term piecemeal fixes. Several politically highly sensitive and intricate issues must be addressed. The intellectual basis is available to do so. Can the Polish EU Presidency (second half of 2011) meet this challenge and start the bold process of revisiting the very fundaments of the EU?

Keywords: European Union, existential crossroads, cultural community

Suggested Citation

Fayl, Gilbert and Fayl V. Hentaller, Ulric, Turning the Tide? Annus Horribilis - Annus Mirabilis (September 10, 2011). REUPUS SERIES VOLUME VII: THE TURNING POINTS OF WORLD HISTORY - THE EXPERIENCES OF THE PAST - THE EXPECTATIONS FOR THE FUTURE, 2011 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1974120

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Ulric Fayl V. Hentaller

The Global Round Table ( email )

Nachtegalenhof 3
Sterrebeek, 1933
Belgium

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