The French about the Future of the European Union: Confederation or Federation?

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2014-11-35-39

K. Zueva, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO RAN), 23, Profsoyuznaya Str., Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation (

Abstract. The article examines positions of the main French political parties, scientific community and public figures regarding the future of the European Union. The facts confirm convergence of different European integration models: confederation and federation. This process is based on understanding that it is necessary to level economic and social situation in the EU member states. The French are discontented with uncontrolled activities of Brussels bureaucracy and lack of democracy. The result of this process is the growth of Euroscepticism in France that was corroborated by recent Euro-Parliament election.

Keywords: France, European integration, confederation, federation, European Union, Eurocrisis

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For citation:
Zueva K. The French about the Future of the European Union: Confederation or Federation?. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2014, no. 11, pp. 35-39.

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