Despite the fact that the European Union faces the biggest crisis since its foun
dation, on July 1st, 2013, a new state joined the club. For the foreseeable futu
re, Croatia will probably be the last to join; at the same time creating a barri
er between the once connected states of the Balkans. Paraphrasing Freud's famous
question - 'What does a woman want?' - one of the greatest European philosopher
s of our day, Slavoj iek, joins forces with the young Croatian philosopher, Srec
ko Horvat, to examine the burning question 'What does Europe want?'.
of a peace-project, the European Union is increasingly turning into a warzone: w
hether it be the expulsion of immigrants or riots in Paris and London, or Europe
an interventions to bring "more democracy" to Libya or Syria. Instead of leaving
Europe to the enemies, iek and Horvat reflect on the fight for a different Idea
of Europe; one that embraces all its peoples equally.