TEPSA is happy to present its new policy brief “Disequilibrium between Economic and Political integration: post-crisis challenges for the EU”, written by Juan Díez-Nicolás, Director of the chair in Social Development at Camilo Jose Cela University and Senior researcher at Royal Institute Elcano.
This brief aims to explain that COVID-19 is the most recent obstacle to further the political integration of the EU. In fact, economic integration has been quite successful, but not political integration, a situation that leads to a disequilibrium between the two social organizations. Economic and political organizations have existed in all human societies based on an equilibrium between the two social organizations. This brief tries to explain why the EU has not been able to achieve a better equilibrium.