Hardly any year has made Europe's dependence on global developments and circumstances as clear as 2020. Covid-19 brushed the living world against the grain.
The idea of a United States of Europe gained momentum in the inter-war period. In detail, it ressembles to a large extent today-European Union.
It cannot be repeated often enough that even the 'big' EU countries are just dwarves in the global environment in which they find themselves. It would be wise to recognise that this is the case - and to draw the consequences from it, namely to strengthen the Union. This must be accompanied by more democratisation, otherwise democracy in Europe would suffer itself.
Der Beitrag From the European Union to the Democratic European Union (DEU) erschien zuerst auf Wolfgang Schmale.