Voices of Doom Ignore True Strength of European Union
Byline: Leif Hoffmann
Once again headlines abound predicting, if not the outright demise of the European Union, at least the end of the European integration project as we know it (Register-Guard, Nov. 21). According to The Economist, Europe is staring into the abyss due to its sovereign debt crisis. The break-up of the EU might be only a matter of time.
Indeed, the litany of Europe's demise is common in editorial and scholarly writings. Twenty years ago, international relations scholars predicted that the collapse of the Soviet Union and the unification of Germany would ring the death knell of European integration. Instead, the opposite happened with a further deepening and widening of the European Union.
Despite that, the perception remains is that the EU is simply an experimental polity, a "pseudo state". …
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Publication information: Article title: Voices of Doom Ignore True Strength of European Union. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Register Guard (Eugene, OR). Publication date: November 25, 2011. Page number: A13. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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