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Due to globalization and digitalization, countries have lost power relative to international markets and companies. The European Union provides a necessary countervailing power to this. This leads to the apparent paradox that more European cooperation simultaneously leads to more national autonomy. This is because member states have to compete less among themselves for the favors of international companies. I substantiate this in my article in the Economics journal ESB and it is at odds with what anti-EU politicians claim.

Article European Union expands national autonomy

July 2023

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