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What World Do We Want to Live In?

Author(s): Josef Haslinger, Janusz Reiter
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