The Future of the EU

Peter Mandelson, Senior Adviser, Lazard; Chairman, Global Counsel

The Future of the EU

Forged from the ruins of WWII, the European Union was born in a time of crisis. Yet the crises the bloc has faced in recent years have shaken it to the core. From the large-scale refugee flows to the persistent threat of deadly terrorist attacks, from the Greek banking crisis to the shock of Brexit, the blows to the European project have come relentlessly. With major elections in the Netherlands, France, and Germany set for 2017—and creeping authoritarianism threatening the liberal order in many Western countries—can the EU survive what many say has become an existential crisis? Will it turn this moment into an opportunity to emerge stronger, or will the dominoes fall toward dissolution?

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