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The European project has faced these realities before, but at no other time have the costs been so high and failure so certain. The top leadership is also divided on the question of the E. Their challenge to Brussels is not a rising threat, but a real and present danger. These gulfs became apparent during the refugee crisis, when Hungary and Slovakia claimed the influx of Muslim refugees would threaten their culture.

The post-Brexit European Union will be a twenty-seven-member trade superpower with more than million people. If that is not the case, the result could be the rapid unraveling of the European Union. These reform proposals have serious merit, but they are not based in political reality.

Not only are political leaders there in vocal opposition to the spirit of the reforms, but they could, and mostly likely would, oppose these reform efforts in the European Council. Macron, Merkel, and Junker have articulated a detailed, enthusiastic vision for how they want to harness this potential. Reforms that grant more power to Brussels will fuel Eurosceptic narratives.

Not everyone on the European stage feels the same way. Macron, Merkel, and Junker have each touted the importance of European reform in high profile speeches filled with lofty rhetoric and ambitious proposals.

The immediate priority for the E. However, the future of the European project should not be herald in by a determined Franco-German agenda alone. With Britain voting to leave the E. Brussels would need more power and resources to effectively confront the myriad of challenges and threats facing the European Union.