Tuesday, June 15, 2004


This TCS article discusses the rise of euroscepticism, especially as it relates to the recently held parliamentary elections. One interesting thing about this phenomenon is that euroscepticism seems to transcend the whole left-right dichotomy. Fear of increasing EU integration ranges from free-marketeers, greens, hard leftists, as well as moderates. My main reason for noting this is that it seems, at least to me, that the whole left-right dichotomy seems to be waning, especially regarding the relationship between the EU and its member states. For example, conservatives in the UK tend to eurosceptic, while many conservatives in the Scandanavian countries tend to be pro-EU.