The Political Economy of the European Integration

The author is expressing his concern that the true essence of the EU is seldom examined. Contrary to its self-definition, which is often accepted by the political left, the EU is not a political union following social principles but a free trade zone. Instead of creating fantasies about the union of national states acting as independent actors, we have to confront the reality of the instability and destruction caused by the expansion of this free trade zone and the neoliberal regulation environment.