segunda-feira, agosto 03, 2009

A União Europeia em 2030


Algumas visões sobre a União Europeia e a Europa daqui à 20 anos. Recomendo uma reflexão sobre as ideias expostas.

A Postmodern Middle Ages
By Parag Khanna
In the future, globalization will further weaken the nation-state. A long transition process toward global government will be, like the Middle Ages, a time of great insecurity. But Europe's governance structure will prevail, even in the United States. It will buy its way to peace and its model will be copied across the globe.


Not only Ukraine and Turkey, but with any luck even depopulated, cantankerous Russia will be an EU member by 2030.


The robust Ukrainian and Turkish populations will be ever more part of the European economic and social fabric, maintaining the empire's status as a manufacturing juggernaut.,1518,637830,00.html

Russia as Bogeyman
By Wolfram Eilenberger

This applies particularly to Russia, the currently assertive and completely overrated bogeyman of Europe. It makes little sense for Russia to contemplate a reactivation of its zone of influence (its demographic development is a disaster, and in structural terms the potential of the last decade of luxury has been squandered on nepotistic petro-politics). On its eastern borders it is already seeing a creeping Sinicization that it is helpless to combat, and it will remain fully occupied with maintaining the status quo on its Muslim borders in the south. By 2030 at the latest (probably after surrendering territory in the east) Russia will at best be able to hope -- like Ukraine und Turkey -- for inclusion in the European Union, thus developing its market according to the latter's rules. This will prove a liberating solution for both sides.,1518,637522,00.html

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