We are currently in one of the most formative phases of the history of the European Union. We face greater challenges than maybe ever before. Brexit, Le Pen and political populism. These are only three expressions of the new European discontent that trebled through the corridors of Brussels. Amidst confusion and panic, and various attempts to display force, decisiveness and action are considered to be a remedy. Almost invariably the response has been “More Europe”. And more Europe tends to be defined as more Brussels.
But is this the right way to go?
The lecture will focus on the current process of reform in the European Union. Will centralization come at the cost of subsidiarity or is it the necessary path forward for the future of the European Union? We are a political union as well as an economic one, but above all we are a union of European member states and citizens based upon the rule of law.
About Alexandra Ivanov
Alexandra Ivanov is political adviser to the party leader of the Moderate Party Ulf Kristersson, former political adviser to the head of the Swedish EPP-delegation in the European parliament Gunnar Hökmark and former editorial writer for the Swedish daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. She has been working on several pan-European projects and have first hand experiences from work with democratic forces in Belarus, Russia and Turkey.
The lecture will start at 19.00 and you are welcome to join us in Cafe Athen for a pre-mingle from 18.30
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Students: 40 SEK
Non-students: 50 SEK
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