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Silent Revolution in Europe? Is the power shifting from individual member states to the European Union?

March 29, 2011 - On 24 and 25 March the European Union leaders accepted a comprehensive package of measures to address the adverse effects of the financial crisis and the sovereign debt crisis. The steps taken are designed to stabilize the European economy and the Euro as a currency. These far-reaching measures have considerable impact on the sovereignty of individual member states. Are we witnessing a silent revolution in terms of a profound power shift in the European Union?



Expert available: Amy Verdun is Jean Monnet Chair ad Personam and Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria. She is an expert in European Union Politics, and the relations between Canada and the EU. Dr. Verdun can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..