Danubius International Conferences, 7th International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

European Construction, Deconstruction and Reconstruction

Gheorghe Lates
Last modified: 2017-05-29


Europe is a historical reality that has been ordered in the current coordinates after a significant wave of wars. The current European Union (EU) is also a post-war reality, designed to avoid the causes of potential conflicts and to create a unique economic space. At the time of construction it was preffered the Soviet federation model, in the favor of the American one for various reasons. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the first signs of skepticism about the validity of the construction were also revealed. Later it began with the construction completed by brexit and propelled by many other nationalisms. In order to remain viable as a unitary system, the European Union calls for a rapid reconstruction, following other political, economic and social coordinates. Our approach aims at articulating a sketch of such a reconstructive approach.