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Analysis: EU finding unity despite difficulties

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An article in Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter argues that the economic crisis has pushed European countries to solve some divisive issues.

The article says there are signs of a greater will among EU member states to overcome long-standing disputes. Recent agreements on fisheries, asylum rights and borders are proof that the Union still functions as a “vector for positive energy”.

“Although divisive and on occasion the cause of disputes, economic difficulties can also be vectors of unity: the crisis has shown that countries are both vulnerable and dependent on each other, which has added to the drive to stick together,” says the article.

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