Salvaging the EU: Two-Speed or Dual-Track Reform?
作者: Steven Rosefielde
刊名: The Contemporary Economics, 2019, Vol.13 (2), pp.137-146
来源数据库: University of Finance and Management
原始语种摘要: Abstract(#br)In the most recent decade, the European Union has shown itself to be less robust than globalists imagined. Globalists believed that supranationality was weatherproof – that it would always outperform national alternatives and would survive adversity. Economic stagnation and Brexit belied these expectations. This essay investigates one aspect of the EU’s supranational plight: incompatible goals and the difficulty of mutual accommodation, especially during hard times. EU supranationalists contend that the shared dreams assure harmonious results, but experience reveals that supranational government is shakier than advocates claim because shared ideals and benefits have not been enough for members to put aside conflicting national interests. These rivalries do not doom the...
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  • supranational 超国家
  • adversity 逆境
  • contend 竞争
  • weatherproof 耐风雨
  • wedded 坚持的
  • difficulty 困难
  • interests 利益
  • assure 保证
  • alternatives 代替案
  • survive 保存生命