Current problems of Europe

European Union – fundamental problems of political consolidation after the adoption of the Treaty of Lisbon

Погорельская С.В.

Pogorelskaja S.V. – senior researcher, INION, RAS, Ph.D. (political science), Ph.D. (Phil.).


The author pays principal attention to problems which the EU will face inevitably after ratification of Lisbon Treaty. The problems include deficit of democracy, estrangement of citizenry from All-European idea, definition of European political borders and final goal of integration process.


European Union, integration, Lisbon Treaty, deficit of democracy, European identity, political borders.

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