The European Union After the Rome Declaration: A New Opening or a New Euro-pessimism?

Łukasz D. Wróblewski


The European Union has been a rare feat achieved by the continent’s societies. Today, almost 15 years since its biggest enlargement and 10 years since the signing of the Treaty of Lisbon, Europe is facing unprecedented challenges, both globally and internally. It long seemed that the way to take on the challenges of the changing world was through united diversity—a stance that is no longer a given. Adopted on the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, the Rome Declaration was supposed to address the greatest challenges lying ahead of the EU and its member states. Based on an analysis of the Rome Declaration in the light of the Treaty of Lisbon, this paper outlines the biggest threats and possible scenarios of the European integration process. The ruminations below indicate that the declaration signed by the leaders of the 27 member states by and large successfully determined the key problems of European integration. However, contrary to the appearances, it fails to address them in substance. The overriding research method adopted in this study was a critical analysis of the subject literature, as well as EU studies and documents.
Author Łukasz D. Wróblewski (WGM / KE)
Łukasz D. Wróblewski,,
- Department of European Studies
Journal seriesOpen Political Science, ISSN 2543-8042, (0 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in PolishDeklaracja rzymska, Traktat lizboński, Unia Europejska
Keywords in EnglishRome Declaration, Treaty of Lisbon, European Union
ASJC Classification3312 Sociology and Political Science; 3320 Political Science and International Relations
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
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ScoreMinisterial score = 5.0, 15-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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