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Universitatea Politehnica din Bucureşti
Flavius CHIRCU
Bentley University
The economic crisis of the West highlights a number of issues related to the EU architecture, this house originally designed to make war impossible in a parti-coloured continent where no power is big enough to impose peace by its own. In time, the European house expanded to the point that the lack of an architecture matching the project risks to transform it either in a Kafkaesque castle, or in a castle of cards.

ŒCONOMICA no. 1/2014
Keywords: European Union, structural disequilibria, austerity, banking
JEL: E52, F53, H20, H62
Collapse or Utopia, the Alternatives of the European Project [Colaps sau utopie, alternativele proiectului european]