According to philosopher Allan Janik, the feeling that the EU is being swept away by globalization feeds the notion that European democracy is faltering. Janik argues for a new public philosophy based on a consensual European attitude towards globalization. At present, Europeans have diverging views towards globalization, formed in part by their political history and economic situation. This needn’t be viewed as an insurmountable hurdle, but rather as an occasion for rationale debate taking all views and interests into account. In “agreeing to disagree” Europe may develop its public philosophy towards globalization.