Future of the EU and its International Role. German Discussions and Plans Cover Image

Zukunft der EU und ihre internationale Rolle. Deutsche Diskussionen und Pläne
Future of the EU and its International Role. German Discussions and Plans

Author(s): Peter Munkelt
Subject(s): International relations/trade, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, Geopolitics, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Oficyna Wydawnicza KA AFM
Keywords: European Union;Germany;international role;conflicts;cooperation;

Summary/Abstract: The article concerns German discussions and plans regarding the future of the European Union and its international role. The first part discusses conflicts or differences that burden relations between EU Member States regarding refugee policy, energy policy, the euro currency and arms policy. In addition, phenomena and processes such as nationalism and populism, Brexit and separatism are emphasized. Then the global changes are presented with which the European Union is confronted: the end of Eurocentrism, the US exit from the INF treaty, the future of the nuclear agreement with Iran and the US trade war with China. The rest of the article presents briefly reactions in Germany, which fall into the mainstream of opinion formation, as well as concepts to overcome crises and shape the role of the European Union: democratization of the EU, the EU as a social union and a new policy of relaxation.

  • Issue Year: XVI/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 93-110
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: German