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Europe After The Lisbon Treaty. Strategies for the Future

Markus Meckel, Former Minister of Foreign Aairs, Germany

ars triggered by integration processes in European societies. In the eyes of public opinion, it is the lack of democracy in EU institutions, the ignoring of the principle of subsidiarity, the tendency to centra- lise and the ousting citizens from deci- sion-making processes that constitute real threats. The experience of the latest expansion showed that many of the fears and anxieties turned out to be unfounded as not only did the intensication of mi- gration processes not ruin the economies of many countries, but it actually boosted and actuated them.

he problems of European security have an important place in European deba- tes. The security of the European Union is linked to NATO despite the fact that they are dierent institutions with dierent member states. NATO is constantly critically reecting upon what its aims and methods are, using for this purpose stra- tegic concepts which are renewed from time to time. In the new strategic concept of NATO the problem of relation with Russia became clearly visible. It was discussed by, among others, General Klaus Wittmann, Germany, who emphasised that today T

Debate: Economic Priorities of the New Ukrainian Government Iryna Akimova, First Deputy Head, Administration of the President of Ukraine; Marcin Swiecicki, Directo , UNDP Blue Ribbon Analytical and Advisery Centre in Kie , Ukraine; Martin Raiser, Country Director for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, World Bank, USA; Nataliya Korolevska, Chairperson of the Committee, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine


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