European Integration or Disintegration? Causes and Origins of the Crises in Southern Europe
LUISS, Rome, 20-21 April 2018
Most of the last decade saw Europe having to grapple with a string of crises that emphasised a multitude of existing cleavages within and among the European Union’s member states. The multiple pan-European financial, economic, political and humanitarian crises have arguably had more substantial developments and consequences in Southern Europe than in the North, with a revival of the division between the South and the North occurring in addition to the traditional East-West divide of Europe (i.e. Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Malta and Cyprus).