In this compelling essay, leading scholar of European politics, Jan Zielonka argues that although the EU will only survive in modest form - deprived of many real powers - Europe as an integrated entity will grow stronger. Integration, he contends, will continue apace because of European states’ profound economic interdependence, historic ties and the need for political pragmatism. A revitalized Europe led by major cities, regions and powerful NGOs will emerge in which a new type of continental solidarity can flourish.
The EU may well be doomed, but Europe certainly is not.
Keywords: Eurozone, Europe, crisis, Angela Merkel, European politics, politics, international relations, crisis, integration, International Economics & Trade, European Politics, International Economics & Trade, European Politics