Meet-the-Expert: New Pact for EU

24 May 2018

14:00-14:45 | Atrium

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Janis A. Emmanouilidis

EPC

Director

 

After years of multiple crises, the EU27 should re-energize the European project. J. Emmanouilidis will present and discuss the third New Pact for Europe (NPE) report, which is the culmination of five year of work reflecting more than 120 national and transnational debates throughout Europe. The report argues that the EU27 should have the political will and courage to agree on an ambitious but realistic win-win package deal to overcome deadlocks and counter the danger of a more regressive, nationalistic, closed, illiberal and authoritarian Europe, the greatest challenge we are currently facing. The package deal elaborated in the report aims to exploit the current window of opportunity arguing that inaction would risk future crises. There is a need to further strengthen the EU's defences in order to protect its members and citizens from the negative effects of future economic, financial or political storms.