“What will the EU look like post-pandemic? Ten challenges for a Europe in search of recovery”, Pol Morillas, Eduard Soler i Lecha et al. (CIDOB, Barcelona)

Crises have driven progress throughout the history of the European construction, and the past decade has brought no shortage of opportunities. But more than great leaps forward, the European Union has survived by muddling through, despite many of the crises appearing to pose existential dangers. When we are able to look back, these times will show a familiar pattern of action: growing expectations regarding the EU’s role abroad (with a geopolitical Europe that speaks the language of power even if it struggles to practice it); gradual but substantial reforms at home (empowering the green, digital Europe); and some institutional deficiencies and blockages in decision-making resulting from a toned-down Conference on the Future of the EU.

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