The European Union is indispensable – why it must not fail (TruLies Blogpost by Gisela Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet)

Gisela Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet’s contri­bution to the TruLies blog is now available online.

Amidst increas­ingly prevalent Euroscep­ticism, Prof. Gisela Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet passion­ately advocates why the European project must neither be left to its enemies nor bystanders in order to save the European Union. It marks the beginning of a series of contri­bu­tions on the homepage of the “TruLies – The Truth about Lies on Europe” project, which address the subjects of Euroscep­ticism and populism in Germany and Europe.

The project “TruLies – The TruthStiftung_Mercator_Blau_RGB about Lies on Europe”, aided by the Stiftung Mercator and run by the Institute for European Politics (IEP) in cooper­ation with Das Progressive Zentrum, has two principal objec­tives. On the one hand, it strives to decon­struct Eurosceptic and populist preju­dices, animosities, and false asser­tions, by means of social scien­tif­i­cally-grounded analysis. Thus, it aims to contribute to a ratio­nal­i­sation  of the public discourse and debate in Germany (and beyond). On the other hand, “TruLies Europe” endeavours to publicly commu­nicate its findings beyond the select circle of scholars to political actors, civil society, and the wider public. You may find further infor­mation on our website:

Gisela Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet’s contri­bution can be found here: