Warning
Roberto Castaldi

The European elections may have opened a window of opportunity for the re-launch of European integration. This is also due to a specific constellation of national politics in the three largest countries of the EU. But it will not last long.

Stephen Chadwick

The Euroscepticism that led to the result of the Brexit referendum is not new, but can actually be traced back hundreds of years. This article explores Euroscepticism by comparing the modern EU with the European federation that was proposed in the 18th century by the Abbé de Saint-Pierre. The ‘peace project’ that he outlined generated many objections from philosophers including Rousseau, Kant and Voltaire. Although these objections were aimed at an abstract political proposal this article shows that similar arguments are in fact made today by contemporary Eurosceptics against an existent [...]
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