Brussels, 2 May – What Are the Risks of Small Steps in a Rapidly Changing World?
What Are the Risks of Small Steps in a Rapidly Changing World?
02 May 2012, Brussels (13:00 14:30), Fondation Madariaga
The specific crisis of the eurozone, in the broader context of the systemic crisis of Western capitalism, and the rise of emerging economies particularly China are questioning the role of Europe in the present international political and economic order. Is the European integration project endangered by the difficulty of bringing eurozone governance to a convincing level in terms of efficiency and of democratic legitimacy, and bypolitical divisions that cross the EU27? Is a gradual approach still effective to strengthen European integration? May the Union be overtaken by the return of nationalism?
A Citizens Controversy with Luuk Van Middelaar, political philosopher and historian, Member of the Cabinet of Herman Van Rompuy and author of the book Passage à lEurope, Gallimard, 2012 and Yves Bertoncini, Secretary General of Notre Europe and author of the book Politique européenne : Etats, pouvoirs et citoyens de lUE, Sciences-Po and Dalloz, 2010.
The debate will be moderated by Pierre Defraigne, Executive Director of the Madariaga – College of Europe Foundation.
On Wednesday 02 May 2012, between 13:00 and 14:30 at the Madariaga-College of Europe Foundation, Avenue de la Joyeuse Entrée 14, B-1040 Brussels (map)
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