În ce fel de lume trăim?
What World Do We Want to Live In?
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Institutul Cultural Român
Keywords: national identity of East European countries; terrorism; defence of freedom; responsibility shared by USA and Europe; solidarity and defence of peace as fundaments of EU; European Union enlargement; cultural identity versus national state;
Summary/Abstract: Josef Haslinger – “Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary had the right to know whether or not their neighbors want them in Europe”: The author considers that a referendum in the older EU member states would have been necessary so that the East-European countries should know the Westerners’ opinion on the EU enlargement. He also thinks that cultural identities will be more important in the future than the national state. Janusz Reiter – “….a mental revolution”: The former Eastern European national states will have to change fundamentally without giving up their essence; today’s new threat – terrorism – has shown that freedom has to be conquered and defended permanently; the Europeans should share with the Americans the responsibility for global security; the basis of the EU enlargement should be peace warranty and solidarity. These are the main problems tackled by the author.
- Issue Year: 2004
- Issue No: 49-50
- Page Range: 51-52
- Page Count: 2
- Language: Romanian