The European Union is in turmoil. Under the pressure of the Covid-19 crisis – an economic emergency as well as a healthcare crisis – it is reforming its economic governance and it is expanding, for the first time, into the field of healthcare. The climate emergency – a slow-burning, and now urgent, crisis no less likely than economic outbursts to shape integration – has pushed Europe to take the global lead in industrial reform; as aptly remarked by The Economist (Charlemagne, May 1st 2021) the EU’s “European Green Deal” may seem fuzzy from outside, but in fact it is a “three decade project that will up-end the continent, in much in the same way the Single Market did from the 1980s” (p. 22). These three areas of development – fiscal union, welfare provision, and environmental policy – mark a leap forward in integration which, albeit less abrupt than past treaty changes, will change the way the European Union works to a larger extent than most recent reforms.

Democratic legitimacy in times of European upheaval / Nicoli, Francesco; Dupont, Claire - In: The future of Europe and the future of the planet : collection of papers on the occasion of the Conference on the Future of EuropeELETTRONICO. - [s.l] : THE ALTIERO SPINELLI INSTITUTE FOR FEDERALIST STUDIES, 2021. - ISBN 978-88-89495-10-0. - pp. 43-48

Democratic legitimacy in times of European upheaval

Nicoli, Francesco;
2021

Abstract

The European Union is in turmoil. Under the pressure of the Covid-19 crisis – an economic emergency as well as a healthcare crisis – it is reforming its economic governance and it is expanding, for the first time, into the field of healthcare. The climate emergency – a slow-burning, and now urgent, crisis no less likely than economic outbursts to shape integration – has pushed Europe to take the global lead in industrial reform; as aptly remarked by The Economist (Charlemagne, May 1st 2021) the EU’s “European Green Deal” may seem fuzzy from outside, but in fact it is a “three decade project that will up-end the continent, in much in the same way the Single Market did from the 1980s” (p. 22). These three areas of development – fiscal union, welfare provision, and environmental policy – mark a leap forward in integration which, albeit less abrupt than past treaty changes, will change the way the European Union works to a larger extent than most recent reforms.
2021
978-88-89495-10-0
The future of Europe and the future of the planet : collection of papers on the occasion of the Conference on the Future of Europe
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