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UNIA EUROPEJSKA: CZAS DEFICYTU ZAUFANIA
THE EUROPEAN UNION: A DEFICIT OF TRUST

Author(s): Paweł J. Borkowski, Paweł Janusz Borkowski
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Economy, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Geography, Regional studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: European Commission; Brexit; art. 50 TEU; EU reform; Polish European policy; Ursula von der Leyen; European Parliament; Green New Deal; Boris Johnson; Aachen treaty
Summary/Abstract: At the beginning of 2019, the EU faced substantial but defi ned challenges: Brexit, newleadership after the elections to the new Parliament, confronting the growing rift betweenthe two sides of the Atlantic. There was tension associated with predictions of a majorvictory for Eurosceptic parties, which would enable them to paralyze the EuropeanParliament. As the year progressed, distrust became gradually the central and majorfactor defi ning political decisions. This article provides insight into various dimensionsof this unfavourable situation that makes the EU not a good place to live: growingimpatience with the United Kingdom, mistrust undermining the Atlantic community,a widening Franco-German split. The last part sums up the fi fteen years of Polishmembership in the EU, emphasizing also the lack of basic trust as the dominating factorin the relations since 2015.

  • Page Range: 177-202
  • Page Count: 26
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Polish