This book analyses Member States’ and EU neighbours’ national visions for the enlargement of the European Union (EU), highlighting 41 national histories, policies, and corresponding public perceptions of European integration and discusses how Russia's aggression in Ukraine has reignited interest in EU enlargement, with differing national views on when and how eastern neighbors and the Western Balkans should be admitted to the EU. The book contains policy recommendations for national governments and the EU on how to implement enlargement effectively.
Despite 15 contributions by the WB2EU Network members, it comprises selected op-eds by the WB2EU Network and the Network’s Next Generation Summer School participants. In addition, one article describes the WB2EU project, the WB2EU Network and another one outlines the results and highlights of the project.
Progress has been made in all areas of the Green Deal, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reversing biodiversity loss and advancing the circular economy. However, Europe needs to show leadership and prove to the world that despite the pandemic and Russia’s war in Ukraine, it continues to pursue a socially just path towards climate neutrality by reinventing its model for a social market economy.
While the ambitious objectives outlined in the EU’s Green Deal aim at making Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, national implementation greatly varies depending on local geographies, history, culture, economics, and politics. This book analyses Member States’ and EU neighbours’ national efforts to combat climate change. It subsequently draws on these factors to highlight local challenges, tensions, and opportunities on the road towards climate neutrality. In the context of inter-country dependencies following Russia’s war against Ukraine, it addresses strategic questions regarding EU integration, the transformation of our economies, the reduction of energy dependencies, and public perception of the above. The book also makes concrete recommendations, in various policy areas, on how individual countries and the EU as a whole should deal with the climate crisis.
Zukunftsweisende Entscheidungen dürfen nicht ohne das Mitwirken jener getroffen werden, die ihre Folgen erleben und das Europa von morgen gestalten werden. In »Unter 30« skizzieren junge Europäerinnen und Europäer ihre vielfältigen Vorstellungen für die Zukunft der Europäischen Integration, ihre innovativen Ideen und neuen Ansätze für ein geeintes Europa. Dabei stellen sie sich der Frage: Wie geht es mit der Europäischen Union weiter?
This book sheds light on how Member States and EU neighbours relate to Russia. It includes their historical, financial and political ties, as well as the public perception of the national population vis-à-vis Russia. The book also presents the reader with concrete aspects in different policy areas, via recommendations on how single countries and the EU should deal with Russia.