Euroquestions | Will the invasion of Ukraine strengthen or weaken the EU integration process?

Leaving Brexit aside, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is the most important geopolitical development in Europe since the fall of the Berlin wall, which opened a sequence during which EU integration overall moved forward. This trend was confirmed in recent years, including with the Covid crisis. But will it be the case this time again? Whereas there are positive elements in the EU reaction to this aggression, there are also worrying signals of strains within the Union. Will this crisis help the EU succeed in morphing from a successful geoeconomic integration into a geopolitical entity, or the other way round?

For this 50th edition of Euroquestions we welcome Pascal Lamy, coordinator of the Jacques Delors think tanks in Paris, Berlin, and Brussels, President of the Paris Peace Forum, former European Commissioner and Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.