Lenz, Tobias. 2018. The European Union: A Model Under Pressure. GIGA Focus Global, No. 6 (December).
Following its establishment in 1952, both the European Coal and Steel Community and its successor, the European Union, have served as models for other regional organisations. Yet, recent crises of the European Union – including of migration, the common currency, and of Brexit – call into question the continued viability of this status. While these crises have tainted the European Union’s success, predictions of its irrelevance and demise are nevertheless premature.
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