MONDAY

1. THEORY

International Integration Theories

2. ANALYTICS

European Integration in a Fragmenting World

WEDNESDAY

3. STATISTICS

4. CURRENT ISSUES

5. ANALYTICAL COMMENTARY


VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR

KEY TERMS
interconnectbe interwoven or linked closely together
alterto make different, modify
accommodateto adapt, adjust
non state actorsorganizations and/or individuals not directed or funded by any government
sovereigntythe right to have absolute and unlimited power, either legal or political, within the territory of a state
policy-makingthe activity of deciding on new policies, especially by a government or political party
governancethe act of exercising authority
interdependence a reciprocal relation between interdependent entities 
participationthe act of becoming involved in the activities of a group
subsidiaritythe principle of devolving decisions to the lowest practical level
FOCUS WORDS
advanceспособствовать; приближать, ускорять; продвигаться
pursueпреследовать, продолжать, заниматься; искать, добиваться
attend toобращать внимание; уделять внимание
assetимущество; средства; активы; ценное качество, вклад
priorityприоритет
undergoподвергаться, испытывать, переносить
fosterпоощрять, воспитывать, благоприятствовать
triggerинициировать, вызывать, дать начало
tangibleматериальный, ощутимый, осязаемый
feasibleвозможный, осуществимый, выполнимый, вероятный
WORDS FOR REPORT
conduct a study
total participants
focus group participants
distinct groups
response
GRAMMAR PATTERNS

In a world that is tearing itself apart, the European Union should make trust in the European project a top strategic priority.

Despite a succession of severe convulsions, European integration has recently undergone a historic acceleration.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Europe two and a half years ago, practically all of the EU’s decisions have sought to strengthen member states’ political integration.

If the country meets the bloc’s entry requirements, there is no reason why it should not be admitted.

Promises of eventual membership and the long negotiations that precede it will harm the Union if they generate frustration among candidate countries’ governments and citizens.

Without the EU’s 2004 enlargement to Eastern Europe, the bloc would not be the commercial and regulatory power it is today.

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