Jan Zielonka

"If you ask me where I am from, the only coherent answer I can give you is that I am from Europe, because I am a Polish national, a Dutch citizen, an Italian resident and British taxpayer…so I feel very much at home in Europe.” -Jan Zielonka on European identity
Time Question
0:02 Do you identify as a European?
0:35 What was your formative European moment?
2:18 What was the worst moment in recent European history?
3:36 What was the best moment in recent European history?
4:27 What is the single most important thing the EU has done for you personally?
5:48 What is the one thing you would most like the EU to have achieved by 2030?
7:45 How can the EU encourage the move beyond the idea of the nation state towards a more supra-national identity?
11:33 What is the main challenge that the EU is currently facing and what is the solution to it?
14:07 How big of a threat to the EU’s future is the erosion of democracy and the rule of law in countries like Poland and Hungary?
17:44 Do you see further EU enlargement in the future? If not, how will this change the EU’s foreign policy given that enlargement has formed a significant part of it in the past?
23:03 To what extent can the EU pursue any policy goals without having unity between its member states?