Article by Franco Algieri and Janis A. Emmanouilidis entitled Marginalisierung oder Neubestimmung? Zur Handlungsfähigkeit einer immer größer werdenden EU, in Martin Große Hüttmann, Matthias Chardon and Siegfried Frech (eds.), Das neue Europa, WOCHENSCHAU Verlag, Schwalbach, 2008, pp. 248-272.
In their article the authors argue that the European integration process has lost momentum. Different perceptions concerning the development and the future architecture of the enlarged EU are the real reasons behind this stagnation. In addition, the EU needs to react to novel international and security related constellations in international relations. Unless Europe reacts to these novel challenges, the old continent risks marginalization. Franco Algieri and Janis A. Emmanouilidis advise the European Union to follow a “strategy of institutional efficiency” and a “strategy of international co-responsibility”.