A Thorn in the Side of European Elites: The New Euroscepticism
Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, Jan 23, 2015 - Political Science - 56 pages
The European project has recently reached a critical point, where a discussion on the fundamental objectives of the European Union has entered public debate. There are considerable concerns about a new Euroscepticism arising in response to recent developments, especially the Eurozone crisis, and a general feeling of malaise towards the European project from both national elites and ordinary citizens of Member States. This paper looks at how Euroscepticism can be defined, the reasons behind its development in Western and Eastern Europe and the EPPŐs perspective on this phenomenon.Ę
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Table of Contents
Hardcore Euroscepticism as a distinguishing
A unifying force?
Euroscepticism in the European Parliament 41 Evaluation and response to Euroscepticism 47 About the author
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