What is what is bonding us as Europeans? What does it mean to be European? Do we really need the EU to survive? What can we expect about the European Union in the geopolitical scenario? Can the EU survive in a context of predominance of emotion over reason? How is the EU policy-making like? Is it democratic, multilateral, horizontal? Or is it ruled by certain actors?
A Random European in the European Union is a divulgative space in which we will study these and lots of other questions that concerns us as Europeans living in the XXIth century. Few people dare to question nowadays the great achievement the EU was in matter of economic integration in first term and political integration in the second. But in the time in we would expect the coming of the social integration, the European project has the biggest crisis of his history, with one of the greatest partners in process to leave the club and with some strong governments refusing to accept some of the core policies of the EU. That proves us that the union is not an entity that appeared with no willing and no reasons. The EU was created by some people, with some objectives at a certain part of the XXth century, and in the same way, can be destroyed by other people with other reasons.
The context is not favorable for the EU, we are living the emergence of nationalisms in Europe and the US, fed by the winds of social media, fake news and fear sellers. Right now the position of the EU is vulnerable, as it can work as a scapegoat for a lot of problems in the different nations. The immediacy of the times doesn’t enable the reasonable debate. Because some people doesn’t want the true answer, they want an answer they can understand. Some people doesn’t want to learn, they just want to be right. Some people is not interested in the source of their problems, they just want their voices to be heard.
The main goal of this blog is to put a little light in these questions from a political realistic perspective, escaping from the idealistic European institutional propaganda. The Random European in the European Union is an europeanist space, but you will also find the necessary criticism to their policies, that as any other, are made by humans, and therefore, imperfect.