Closed Event | Upon Invitation | Livestream available
"Fragmented, united, differentiated:
What future for European integration after the initial response to Ukraine?"
No doubt 24th of February made its way to history books. With Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, not only the continent’s geopolitics but also the Union’s perspectives when it comes to the future of integration has changed dramatically. The EU’s response to Russia’s invasion has been surprisingly swift and united. Several measures have been taken in response to Russia’s war of aggression, including drastic economic and diplomatic sanctions, as well as military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine. We also witnessed an important shift in member states’ security and defense policy, most notably in Germany and Denmark.
Following that, EU leaders discuss the next steps, such as independence from Russian energy supplies, a “Recovery Fund 2.0” as well as the question of enlargement. Are we likely to see further steps towards integration, or was what we have witnessed a swift one-off response? Most importantly, what long-term impact will the war in Ukraine have on the future of European integration – will we be fragmented, differentiated or united?
To discuss these questions, Stiftung Mercator and Connecting Europe cordially invite you to this roundtable discussion with alumni and partners. The event will be followed by a networking reception for the Mercator Alumni Brussels community.
Anne Duncker, Director Centre for Europe in the World, Stiftung Mercator
Ilke Toygür, Mercator Alumna and CATS Fellow, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
Sophie Pornschlegel, Project Lead, Connecting Europe
Valentina Pop, Europe Express editor, Financial Times
Johannes Greubel, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)
WHEN: Tuesday, May 17, 5:30 - 7:30 pm (CEST)
WHERE: European Policy Centre, Rue du Trône 14, 1000 Brussels
Please note that we are fully booked.
The event will be streamed live via Zoom.
In case of questions or to receive an invitation see www.mercatorglobe.de
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