Cioară, Ionel
May 2011
Romanian Review on Political Geography / Revista Româna Geograf;May2011, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p63
Academic Journal
The paper points out some features which brings near the European construction to the Utopian thought and practice (non-reality, fictionality, integrality, communitarian spirit). Starting from this similitude, this text estimates the momentary state of the European construction project. It is based on the last few years outstanding progresses, but also takes into account the recent period when the successive crises waves that decreased the certain confidence of European citizens so far as to doubt the very future of the European unification. The paper examines the meanings of the Lisbon Treaty, having the premise that one of its main aims is just to counteract the strong Euro-skepticism offensive.


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