European Union half-century later: condition and scenarios of renewal

Between 2005 and 2009, the European Union went through a deep institutional and political crisis that led to the rejection of the European constitution’s project on referendums in France and the Netherlands, and then the Lisbon Treaty in Ireland, which opened a wide debate in reforming member states institutions and the future of the EU. […]

Between 2005 and 2009, the European Union went through a deep institutional and political crisis that led to the rejection of the European constitution’s project on referendums in France and the Netherlands, and then the Lisbon Treaty in Ireland, which opened a wide debate in reforming member states institutions and the future of the EU. This study was the result of the research of this debate that led to several key questions: what kind of European institutions need Europe “twenty-two”? What are the new areas of action of the Union, primarily in the field of economy? Where are the borders, even temporary, geographical spread of the Union?