Analyses

Analyses

Analyses

Analyses

The Analyses section provides brief research notes relating to four main streams: social media, political visions, public opinion and policy focus.

Political visions
6 November 2020

Myth: Europe is in need of a “Finalité Politique”

A finalité politique is at odds with the nature of European integration. There is no end goal, and that is how it ought to be. By definition, the Europe of European integration is a volatile and hybrid institution, a temporary fix. A temporary fix that has to prove itself as an appealing and convincing version of that big post-war Western experiment with capitalism and democracy. Capitalism and democracy the European way, if you wish. Key to its attraction is that is never set in definite form, nor believes in such a thing.

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«Trade unions represent the vanguard of the European integration process. But trade unionists are influenced by the context within which they act. Not always do they share a European view on social issues»