A blog on issues variously related to the EU
In May 2019, the elections to the European Parliament took place. However, for most European citizens, these electoral moments feel very blurry and unclear. This applies not only to how this election works in practice, but also to the repercussions of the electoral outcome on our day-to-day lives. In fact, in an era of great distrust in representative democracy and of pervasive anti-Europeanism in politics and society at large, European elections are at risk of populism and disinterest.
The low turnout of voters that showed up at 2014 EU elections (42%) is just one of the symptoms of the crisis that the European Union was experiencing back then and that is still more than topical nowadays. European Union is in trouble. Everyone is familiar with expressions such as “financial crisis” or “Brexit”, but less with the real meaning of these concepts.
That is why we need to have a clear and comprehensive debate on what is going on in the EU right now.
Launched in April 2019, this blog wants to shed light on some of the most relevant issues for the future of the European Union – intended as a whole but also as the sum of 28 (now 27) different countries –, contributing to the construction of a conscious and informed public opinion.
Given the EU’s motto, “United in diversity”, and the idea of the EU as a supranational entity made of different cultures, traditions and languages, EUreka! tries to bring out stories and interdisciplinary aspects otherwise neglected in the general discussion on the European Union and Europe in general.