Yesterday, Prof. Segbers gave a talk for the Open Lithuania Foundation and Goethe-Institute Lithuania in Vilnius with the title "Today's challenges and the crisis in the European Union: how serious is this?”.
News from Oct 05, 2018
Today in the European Union, there are at least six points of different crises that are associated with immigration, terrorism, the rise of populism, the failure of the EU elite to offer an attractive vision for the future of the Community, Russia's challenges to the Community, the Brexit process.
Are the above-mentioned crisis phenomena unique to the 21st century? Or are they returning trends in the history of Europe that destabilize the lives of individual states and of the entire region? Does the European experience, gained while living through various crises and solving the challenges they raise, suggest that we take an optimist or a pessimist’s view of the current situation?