How can the European Union become popular again?
If the EU is such a great success, why did the UK decided to leave? Why does it seem the governments of Poland and Hungary to be on a constant clash with Brussels? Why have eurosceptic parties done well in virtually every single Western European country?
In a keynote speech at the EC’s 2017 Biennial Jean Monnet conference, Open Europe's head of Brussels office, Pieter Cleppe, outlines how the European Union can become popular again.
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Europe reacts to EU giving UK green light on ‘sufficient progress’ – classic EU fudge or substantive advance?11/12/2017 13:15:00
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