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The EU’s last shout

Is it true that the EU will collapse if it stands still?

By Robert Cottrell   May 2004

Excited about European Union enlargement? I thought not. The EU has never done well as a popular project, at least among those whom it claims as its citizens. Nor, since the ebbing of its supranational ambitions, has it offered much in the way of a political project, as shown by its recent failure to draft a constitutional treaty declaring crisply what it is and what it does. To the considerable extent that the EU has succeeded, it has done so as a bureaucratic project. But even here, it could soon be in serious trouble. The admission of ten more countries…

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