The Future of European Integration

It can be said that the future of European integration will be an extension of the past in terms of membership, agenda and interdependence, but that a number of challenges will arise in the areas of democratic legitimacy and the relationship between Eurozone and non-Eurozone member states. This speech examines the future of European integration, considering how the impetus of integration will be different in a Union as much concerned with external as internal affairs, and which will have to develop new systems and institutions to play a cohesive role on the world stage.

The Future of European Integration

by Brendan Halligan

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It can be said that the future of European integration will be an extension of the past in terms of membership, agenda and interdependence, but that a number of challenges will arise in the areas of democratic legitimacy and the relationship between Eurozone and non-Eurozone member states. This speech examines the future of European integration, considering how the impetus of integration will be different in a Union as much concerned with external as internal affairs, and which will have to develop new systems and institutions to play a cohesive role on the world stage.