This paper represents therefore a contribution to the ‘future of Europe’ debate. It consists of two parts: Part 1 presents the current political landscape in the European Union following the signing of the Nice Treaty and the negative vote in the Irish ratification referendum; Part 2 considers the current debate over the finalite politique of the Union which was launched in May 2000 by the German foreign minister Joschka Fisher.

Title Confederal Consociation and the Future of the European Union
Author Stelios Stavridis
Edition WP01.009, 2001