Portugal, the EU and the crisis

Teresa de Sousa, Carlos Gaspar

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Abstract

As duas crises – a crise nacional ea crise europeia – mudaram ostermos de referência do debate estratégico em Portugal e, pela primeira vezdesde o Tratado de Maastricht, voltoua haver um debate interno sobre as políticas externas portuguesas. A confiança das elites portuguesas no futuroda Europa (e no seu próprio futuroeuropeu) foi posta em causa. A integração europeia era vista como umprocesso irreversível, a moeda únicaera suposta ser imune às crises e aUnião Europeia era representada comoum dos pólos fundamentais do sistema internacional, mas os últimosanos revelaram uma realidade maiscomplexa.

The two crises – the national andthe European crisis – changedthe terms of reference of the strategicdebate in Portugal and, for the firsttime since the Maastricht Treaty, therewas again a domestic debate on Portuguese foreign policies. The Portuguese elites’ trust in the future ofEurope (and in their own Europeanfuture) was called into question. European integration had been seen as anirreversible project, the Euro was supposed to be immune to crisis and theEuropean Union was represented asone of the crucial poles of the international system; however, the last yearshave shown a more complex reality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-92
Number of pages15
JournalR:I / Relações Internacionais
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Portugal
  • European Union
  • Portuguese foreign policy
  • Financial and economic crisis
  • União Europeia
  • Política externa portuguesa
  • Crise económica e financeira.

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