Introduction: the ‘Old Continent’ in Turmoil, a New One in the Making
To discuss the future of Europe when all around us is couched in uncertainty, is an awesome task. Europeans on Europe was first conceived in what now appears to be another era, in the last days of a bipolar universe, a global order cast in the mould of World War II, born of the victors’ desire for retribution, informed by division and fear, and inflamed by the rival ideologies of the nineteenth century, socialism and liberalism. This Europe rift asunder was all that most of us had ever known.
KeywordsFederal Republic European Central Bank Monetary Union European Monetary System Defence Policy
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