Policy Brief - The State of the European Union: Coping with New Technologies

Shahin, J. (2022) ‘Coping with New Technologies’ in The State of the European Union, Menon, A. & Usherwood, S. (eds). 

It is hard to remember a time when the European Union has not been engaged in confronting a crisis. From that in the Eurozone, to that over migration, to the pandemic to the war in Ukraine, the Union has been challenged on numerous fronts in short order. Each of these challenges has affected it in different ways, with the consequence that European integration has changed rapidly over the course of a decade and a half. This therefore seemed like an appropriate moment to pause and try to take stock of the current state of the European Union. In what follows, some of the most respected scholars working on the EU provide their analysis of its current state, looking, in turn, at member states, at the EU institutions, at a number of policy areas and cross-cutting political themes and at EU relations with key external partners.