Refounding the European Union: Next Steps Ahead

kutsutilaisuus · In the Auditorium of the Annex Building of the Parliament · 15.06.2018 11:30 - 12:45


The French President Emmanuel Macron has proposed several major reforms to consolidate the EU and better prepare it for the future. Yet the window of opportunity to agree EU reforms concerning the EMU,
migration and security might not be open for very long. The next European Parliament elections are only one year away, and the focus of the EU and its member states have shifted to next multi-annual financial
framework and foreign affairs, including trade. Is the EMU stormproof? What are the possibilities to lower the political dividing lines over migration? What should be the next steps in the field of EU’s defense
efforts? On the other hand, what would be the cost of the status quo?

This seminar is part of the series of events aiming to advace discussion on the future of the EU with citizens and key stake holders (#munEU).


Nathalie Loiseau

Keynote presentation: “What kind of Europe for tomorrow? What does France propose and how to move forward together?”

Nathalie Loiseau

Minister for European Affairs of France
Kare Halonen


Kare Halonen

Chair of the Board, Finnish Institute of International Affairs; and State Secretary for EU Affairs, Prime Minister’s Office


Teija Tiilikainen

Johtaja; päätoimittaja, Ulkopolitiikka-lehti

Euroopan integraatio ja aatehistoria, EU:n poliittiset instituutiot sekä yhteinen ulko- ja turvallisuuspolitiikka, eurooppalainen turvallisuuspoliittinen järjestelmä, Suomen ulko- ja turvallisuuspolitiikka