“A Union of States But Not of Intent. What If the Common European Vision Comes Apart?”, Virginia Volpi (IAI, Italy)

The European project was itself born out of an ambition to make war “not just unthinkable, but materially impossible”. The founding objective has been achieved. War on the European continent has been no more. Deaths on Europe’s shores are still very much with us today: 34,361 is the tragic (still partial) tally of those identified since 1993. All of us, then, must be guided by the moral obligation to ask what went wrong? How did we get here? And have Europe’s founding values been betrayed? Such questions are hard to answer for a 20-year-old woman born into an already well-established European Union. What is Europe, therefore? What is the EU?

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