Europe's crises throughout history have taken many forms. EU cooperation, developed in the post-war period, hailed by anti-establishment representatives such as peace scientist Johan Galtung and crowned with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012, remains easily a stalemate for anyone affected by the Union's politics. For the past decade, the crises have been in line and have created the basis for an EU resistance most reminiscent of disgust.
Whereas the nations of Europe used to war with each other with bombs and grenades, there is now war without arms and across borders. The conflicts are no longer about territories, religion or ideology, but about the euro, the Schengen agreement, agriculture, fisheries, data storage – you name it.
All Norwegian economists, led by Aftenposten's recently retired finance editor Ola Storeng, have long ago announced the imminent death and burial of the European single currency. With Britain's EU withdrawal, an exceptionally large migration pressure and a series of spectacularly gruesome terrorist acts in recent years, commentators are queuing up to describe the continent's next. . .
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