‘Coping with crises’ describes the eurozone crisis triggered by the 2008 financial crash and the 2015 migration crisis when the EU experienced an influx of over a million migrants from Syria, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. These crises have unmasked an EU apparently devoid of solidarity and riven instead by north–south and east–west divides, where adherence to its ‘values’ is only skin-deep. It has been further weakened by the desire of the UK to withdraw. What does the future hold? Is the solution deeper integration, or should the EU pay more attention to the wishes of its Member States? Either way, the law will have a vital role to play.