Contemporary Challenges for the Development of the EU as a System Cover Image

Съвременни предизвикателства пред развитието на Европейския съюз като система
Contemporary Challenges for the Development of the EU as a System

Author(s): Todor Kondarev
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Economy, Supranational / Global Economy, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Университет за национално и световно стопанство (УНСС)
Keywords: EU – European Union; system; challenges; political system; capacity; institutions; institutional system
Summary/Abstract: The political and the institutional systems of the European Union (EC, the Union) are complicated system organized on many levels – regional, national and European. Many factors affect the organization and the functioning and the EC institutions face continuously in their work challenges and have to solve new arising problems in the current dynamic world. The normal work and the future development of EU as a unique political and economic organization of voluntarily joined European countries depends vastly on the institutional system abilities (capacity) to take on time efficient short-term and perspective decisions. We have tried in the present article to identify and to classify the most important challenges in the current development and the main factors – external (global) and internal, affecting the Union and as well as their complex effects and consequences.