Which Europe survives the current crisis? Has lost its civilizing role of the Continent, because only a minority of Europeans are really willing to leave something for the world justice. But with the overall learning process, invent justice again and again, Europe can contribute decisively – and much to learn for themselves here.
The rapid economic rise of non-European countries such as China and Brazil, the crisis of the euro, but also the declining influence of Europe in world politics, giving the question of the future of Europe, a new urgency. The focus is no longer the doubts about the viability of a united Europe. The integration processes at the political, economic, and the level of everyday life are already so far developed that a retreat into national is no longer plausible. The relevant question is thus not whether but what kind of Europe will survive the current crisis. In the current debate can capture at least three positions, which relate different ideas for the future of Europe. I like to call it here “colonial Europe”, “universalist Europe” and “cosmopolitan Europe.” The position of “colonial Europe” has an ambiguous relationship with Europe itself discredit the one hand, defend their representatives, the European nations and national identities and the European Union. On the other hand, they look back nostalgically to the past, when Europe dominated the colonial world. They also call the “real Europeans” on, to oppose Islamization and migration resistance.