In recent years, European public debate has been rife with speculations about the possible collapse of the European Union. The Brexit vote, the migration crisis, the rise of populist and Eurosceptic parties, uncertainties about the Eurozone, and continuing geopolitical tensions with Russia have thrown the EU into one of the most difficult periods in its history. At the same time, the crises have given an impetus to reforms in several policy fields. Can the EU emerge from these crises as a viable political entity and functioning system of governance? What are the prospects of further deepening, differentiation and disintegration?
The seminar is held in conjunction with the publishing of FIIA Report The EU’s choice: Perspectives on deepening and differentiation. The report is a part of a larger research project at FIIA entitled Finland and the Tightening Competition in Global Politics. The project is funded by the Government’s analysis, assessment and research activities.
Olli Rehn, Member of the Board, Bank of Finland
Christopher Bickerton, University Lecturer in politics, Cambridge University
Heidi Hautala, Member of the European Parliament
Vesa Vihriälä, Managing Director, Research Institute of the Finnish Economy
The FIIA Report will be presented by:
Kristi Raik, Senior Research Fellow, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Tuomas Iso-Markku, Research Fellow, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Juha Jokela, Programme Director, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Teija Tiilikainen, Director, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs
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