Introduction: Solidarity Lost? The European Union and the Crisis of One of Its Core Values
Never before in its history has the European Union (EU) been confronted with so many conflict-laden challenges—persistent financial turmoil, migration, the rise of nationalist parties, separatist movements and terrorist threats. What all these challenges share is the fact that they call for common solutions—and for solidarity. Many of these challenges even go beyond Europe and call for solidarity not just among Europeans but also with states and people in other world regions.