The European “utopia” is also collapsing at the level of ideology. The supranational structures are paralysed, and in times of crisis, the national state has affirmed that it is the only institution able to take measures needed to survive. In other words, the viability of individual nation states was confirmed as independent systems, and the Union’s failure to do so as a common collective system was confirmed.
Against this background, Europeans need more than ever something to unite them, to say the least. Fortunately for the European elites, there is an adequate and common sworn enemy that the West has created: Russia.; it will use the struggle with this “enemy” now to strengthen ties between the fractured European Union’ institutions.