[Journal:] CES Working Papers [ISSN:] 2067-7693 [Volume:] 2 [Year:] 2010 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 27-41
From establishing the European Coal and Steel and so far, European economic integration has seen remarkable success. There are however a number of difficult issues unresolved. Will EU succeed to move forward towards a political union and to shape a foreign policy that would enable a major role in international relations? The new confrontation that is taking place at the international level is not based on political-military conflict anymore, but rather on economic and technological competition to get a bigger part in the global economy. But will the acquisition of a world economic power status will allow them to remove American hegemony?
global power multipolarity unipolarity international relations FDI European Union