dr. Artur LAKATOS
Abstract. This essay is dealing with the issue of the proceedings, settings, and consequences of the informal Bratislava Summit of the leaders of the European Union. In the invitation signed by the initiator of the Summit, Donald Tusk, several major problems were mentioned: the issue of the Brexit and the prospects of the post-Brexit EU, the rise of Euroscepticism and its exploitation by populist forces, the problem represented by the migration crisis, the rising danger of terrorism, the expectations of European citizens toward the EU to protect the economic and social interests, and the issue of deepening cooperation in the field of common security. Our paper will present, in short, how and why these problems exist; why are they important for the leaderships of both the European Union and its member states, and what are the future prospects. In the last part of the analysis, the focus will be on concrete events of the Summit.
Key words: The year 2016, European Union, Bratislava Summit, migration crisis, Brexit, Euro-scepticism, Euro-Atlanticism, Eurasianism
Cercetător postdoctoral la Universitatea din Szeged, în cadrul programului Bolyai al Academiei Maghiare de Ştiinţe