N° 134 - REFORMING EUROPE
Europe is experiencing a threefold crisis with economic, institutional as well as political dimensions. The crisis is first economic as European countries have endured the most severe recession since World War Two. This recession exposed the weaknesses of European governance, i.e. of the macroeconomic policies but also of the EU institutions. A crisis of trust results from those events. Indeed, the difficulties to overcome the crisis have caused a drop in European citizens’ support towards the EU. In this context, the on-going public debate is monopolized by the two extreme positions of self-satisfaction and Euroscepticism. The former has its roots in the fact that the reforms implemented during the crisis have enabled the euro and the EU to survive. At the opposite, the depth of the crisis has fed Eurosceptic views arguing in favour of restoring national currencies as well as the primacy of domestic norms. The contributions of this volume tend to reject both visions. Our ambition is indeed to feed the public debate by exploring different possibilities of reform for the EU. Given the multidimensional nature of the on-going crisis, a multidisciplinary approach is followed throughout this special issue in order to grasp the political, legal and economic aspects of the debate.
The contributors to this volume are: Frédéric Allemand, Antoine Bailleux, Marie-Laure Basilien-Gainche, Selma Bendjaballah, Christophe Blot, Pierre Boulanger, Bruno Cautrès, Laure Clément-Wilz, Gérard Cornilleau, Jérôme Creel, Delphine Dero-Bugny, Jean-Luc Gaffard, Cesar Garcia Perez de Leon, Paul Hubert, Anastasia Iliopoulou-Penot, Fabien Labondance, Alexandre Maitrot de la Motte, Francesco Martucci, Catherine Mathieu, Patrick Messerlin,Françoise Milewski, Lionel Nesta, Stéphanie Novak, Bruno Palier, Jean-Paul Pollin, Olivier Rozenberg, Francesco Saraceno, Réjane Sénac, Henri Sterdyniak, Imola Streho and Xavier Timbeau.