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Alonso, Stéphane

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NRC Handelsblad - Netherlands | 26/05/2014

Europe trips itself up

The strong showing of the Eurosceptic parties means that in future it will be even harder to reach the consensus so important for the EU, the liberal daily NRC Handelsblad comments: "The Eurosceptic parties will be far more present. This is not a pleasant prospect for governments that are fighting popular scepticism over the EU and the euro. What carried the EU through the crisis was political will, but in future it will be far harder to summon up that will. Who will be ready to risk their neck for Europe? Furthermore, the security environment around Europe has changed dramatically after Russia's annexation of Ukrainian territory, and before that with the Arab Spring. Everyone is aware of the need for a strong European foreign policy. But there are quite a few who don't like the consequence - namely more Europe."

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