For the last two years, European Union has been facing various crises. In 2015 Europe witnessed unprecedented Middle East refugee crisis. In 2016 Great Britain has made a historic decision to withdraw from the EU. Taking into account the growing Euro-skepticism and the need for major changes, in 2017 European Commission has initiated discussions on the future of the EU by presenting 5 scenarios for the future of Europe. In response to these events, in autumn of 2017 Eastern Europe Studies Centre launched the project of analytical articles “The Future of the European Union”. These articles analyze the various issues that are currently relevant within the EU. Solution of these issues will determine the future of Europe. The articles cover a variety of topics, ranging from social policy and economics to security policy issues. The project is funded by the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Can the EU Help to Solve Problems of Unemployment and Poverty? Andrius Prochorenko, Romas Stonys. Analytical project Future of the European Union, No. 4 LT
What is Common between Inflation and International Trade? Ramūnas Vilpišauskas. Analytical project Future of the European Union, No. 3 LT
The Future of the EU Defense and Security Strategy: Between Economic Rationale and National Sentiments. Dr. Margarita Šešelgytė. Analytical project Future of the European Union, No. 2 LT
One and a Half Year until Britain Leaves the EU: What British Lithuanians Should Expect? Linas Kojala. Analytical project Future of the European Union, No. 1 LT