European Parliament Elections and Beyond
At the end of May of this year, Europe’s population of about 500 million people will go to the ballot to elect a new European Parliament. In its aftermath, a range of new European leaders will be appointed and the stage will be set for a new 5-year cycle of EU policy-making. That makes this a good time to take stock of the EU’s state-of-play, as well as to look ahead at the challenges it will face in the years to come.
Will Euro-sceptics take over the European Parliament? What are the chances of “Brexit” being followed by other countries leaving the EU? Will the EU finally be able to enact a common foreign and defense policy that is worthy of its name? How will the EU deal with its “Wild East”, where increasingly authoritarian governments hold sway and the rule of law cannot be taken for granted? These are just a few of the questions that will be at the center of the (for now: last) “EU Chat”.
Tuesday, April 30 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm