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Between Rome and Sibiu: A Trajectory for the New European Narrative. Egmont European Policy Brief No. 50 May 2018

Hoogmartens, Jan (2018) Between Rome and Sibiu: A Trajectory for the New European Narrative. Egmont European Policy Brief No. 50 May 2018. [Policy Paper]

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    Many observers may easily reach the conclusion that the European Union (EU) has been in crisis for the last decade. Against this background, and especially since the outcome of the Brexit referendum, the EU has begun much soul searching to carve out a new path to its future. This Policy Brief addresses the current Future of Europe debate with the Bratislava Roadmap, the Rome Declaration, the Leaders’ Agenda, and other valuable contributions. It raises the question what kind of narrative the European project will need to survive into the future. What kind of Europeans do we wish to be and what sort of Europe do we want to create? Despite growing mistrust of citizens in their own institutions and rising populism, this Policy Brief pleads for enduring support for the values on which the European project is built. These values should remain beacons for the way in which we legitimise, organise and communicate the work of the EU. Even if we cannot always agree on a common destination, Europeans should be able to agree at least on a shared trajectory based on common values. This is a narrative that should inspire Europe again.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > general
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    Series: Series > Egmont : Royal Institute for International Affairs > European Policy Briefs
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2018 11:22
    Number of Pages: 8
    Last Modified: 23 Aug 2018 14:01

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