Recognising Europe’s Value
Professor Dr. Mathias Jopp, Director of the IEP, has wrote an article for the magazine 51° of the Stiftung Mercator dealing with the topic: „Recognising Europe’s value.“ In the article, Jopp criticizes public debates that focus mainly on the costs of Europe. The political value of Europe, enclosing peace, reconciliation, recognition, unity and integration is unrecognized in this discussion. Meanwhile, Germany profits most from the monetary union and the internal market in the EU. Moreover, positive (economic) developments in other member states are not equally recognized by both the media and the public. The main reasons for this lack of knowledge are based on deficient information, a lack of transparency as well as an insufficient communication process between politics and public.