Sixty years after the beginnings of the European idea, the EU is in trouble. Debt and currency crises have eroded confidence into the European project while member states remain hesitant to transfer power to Brussels. Yet historically, crisis has always resulted in further integration.
European politicians are willing to engage in evermore absurd policies to keep the EU intact. But what if it has served its purpose? What if the European Union is a product of postwar reconciliation that has now outlived its usefulness?
European integration is no irreversible process. We are currently living through an existential crisis of the EU and European liberal democracies. And the more faith we lose in our common destiny, the quicker will the decline of the EU proceed.