A European Confederation: a common political platform for peace

How could a European Confederation aid greater cross-European integration? And is it a realistic alternative to the EU?

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As Russia undermines democracies and reduces Ukrainian territory to a mere power play, European ideology is flourishing more than ever before. In this week’s episode, Mark Leonard hosts Enrico Letta, former Prime Minister of Italy and current President of the Jacque Delors Institute, to discuss his solution to the EU’s problems: a European Confederation. Nations such as Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova want the security of EU membership, but how likely are they to be accepted into the union? How could a European Confederation aid greater cross-European integration? And is it a realistic alternative to the EU?

This podcast was recorded on 28 April 2022.

Further reading:

A European Confederation: a common political platform for peace” by Enrico Letta

The EU moves together on the total embargo on Moscow, says Enrico Letta” by the Observatorial

Letta for a federal Europe” by Roberto Castaldi

Bookshelf:

The Man Inside: A European Journey Through Two Crises by Marco Buti

Cover image:
People take part in the Conference on the Future of Europe – European Citizens’ Panels Panel 4 “EU in the world/Migration” at the European Parliament
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