In a new analysis for the Fondation Robert Schuman, former director general of the EU Council’s legal service Jean-Claude Piris examines how the EU can push back against Euroskepticism and restore Europe’s popularity. Alas, most of Piris’s analysis describes which options are no longer viable. In the end, he prescribes to the EU small steps, more clarity in its vision and straightforward responsibilities. While always politically neutral, getAbstract recommends this article to EU political junkies.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why the EU should better articulate its goals and aspirations,
- Why it’s time to rule out treaty revisions, and
- How differing budgetary and economic policies rule out a “Franco-German initiative.”
About the Author
Jean-Claude Piris, the former director general of the EU Council’s legal service, is a member of the Robert Schuman Foundation’s scientific committee.