EU challenged

The European Union is challenged: a great number of refugees and immigrants pour into Europe, the misconceived Euro threatens the economy, there is a growing public distrust in EU in many member countries, United Kingdom even considers leaving.

Six countries with close cultural and historical backgrounds founded European Economic Community in 1957. To-day EU has 28 member states which are very different as for economy and historical and cultural background. Over the years EU has furthermore succeeded in monopolizing and standardizing a great number of laws and other rules to apply alike in all the very different countries. This causes tensions.

EU appears paralysed. At the same time cross-border cooperation seems more necessary than ever. What will be the future of EU?

In this subject we will try to get a better understanding of EU and discuss the many challenges to EU and to us as citizens in Europe.

Teacher: Frede Mortensen