Our voicelessness

[Johanna Geron/Reuters]

We are marching toward the European Parliament elections by discussing everything, as long as it is unrelated to the elections themselves. The challenge is not how quickly steps will be taken to widen and deepen the process of European integration, but whether there will be a strong enough resistance to prevent major backsliding that would threaten important achievements that have been made.

The European Union is a powerful system with structures, resources and dense networks of interdependent relations among 27 member-states. However, the signs that foreshadow an arduous, multifaceted crisis are visible. European industries are charmed by the generous support programs offered by the Biden administration and choose the US as a base for the future. Policies to tackle the climate crisis are not combined with provisions for the green transition of manufacturing and the European...

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