Ellen Ueberschär

Co-President of the Heinrich Böll Foundation

The European integration process of the Western Balkans countries has stalled - because of the unwillingness of some European countries to pursue further expansion, and because of the unwillingness of some politicians in the Western Balkans to undertake the significant and necessary reforms which are necessary for an accession.
Ellen Ueberschär

Michael Zürn

Director of the Research Unit Global Governance at the Berlin Social Science Center

If you conclude that European institutions should be more democratic, there are two possibilities. The first is renationalization, and the second is democratization. Renationalization cannot be a viable solution in a globalized world, because it is no longer globalized only by political decisions, but by the development of our technologies.
Michael Zürn

Michaele Schreyer

Former EU Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources

What is the state of the Union today?[...] Severe internal challenges to the EU, which emerged over recent years, have had the potential to threaten the EU’s ability to act, while at the same time global challenges facing the EU also require urgent responses.
Michaele Schreyer

Ulrich Beck

Professor of Sociology at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich and the London School of Economics

Europeanization does not mean that the nation-state disappears, but it does mean the metamorphosis of the nation-state or even more, the metamorphosis of the idea of the nation and the state from a national to a cosmopolitan design.
Ulrich Beck