London, 28 September 2012 – European Perspectives on Living in an Age of Austerity: Implications for Transatlantic Relations

Yves Bertoncini, Secretary general of Notre Europe, will participate a one-day seminar organized by Chatham House in association with the US National Intelligence Council on “European Perspectives on Living in an Age of Austerity: Implications for Transatlantic Relations”.

Yves Bertoncini, Secretary general of Notre Europe, will participate to a one-day seminar organized by Chatham House in association with the US National Intelligence Council on “European Perspectives on Living in an Age of Austerity: Implications for Transatlantic Relations”, London, 28 September 2012.

 

09h00 Welcome and Introduction

 

09h15 Session 1 – The Changing

Political Economy of Europe

– Competing

European views about ‘austerity’ and ‘growth’

– Attitudes to the idea of deeper economic and fiscal integration

– How

structural are the economic divergences between the more and less competitive

economies of Europe?

 

10h45 Coffee

 

11h00 Session 2 – Politics in

austerity: The economic crisis and nationalist, populist and extremist parties

– How

are extremist and populist parties transitioning from an anti-immigrant to an

anti-EU focus and how successful is this proving?

– Are

there commonalities among populist and extremist movements across Europe?

– How

serious are the risks that extremism might move into forms of violence against

state actors and institutions or to terrorism, as in the 1970s?

– How

are ‘mainstream’ parties reacting?

 

13h00

Lunch

 

14h00-16h00

Session 3The Effects of the crisis on European foreign policy

– Impacts

of the austerity drive on European defence spending, prospects for EU defence

and security coordination, and impacts on the NATO alliance;

– Are

there signs that the crisis is affecting European foreign and security

policy-making?

– Are

there risks to the transatlantic alliance of growing European insularity?

– How

well placed is Europe to cope with rising powers, such as China, or complicated neighbours, such as Russia and Turkey? Are there risks of

divergence from US approaches?

The event is finished.

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