Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.
Europe on the Brink – Challenges for European Integration Today
October 15, 2015 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM
|Location:||FSS Room 4006, University of Ottawa campus *|
|Key Contact:||Cathleen Schmidt|
|Contact Phone:||613-520-2600, ext. 1087|
Co-sponsored by CES and the School for Political Studies at University of Ottawa.
“Europe on the Brink – Challenges for European Integration Today”
Presented by Wolfgang Muno
Senior Lecturer, International Relations, University of Mainz;
Acting Professor of International Relations, Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
The EU has arrived at a critical juncture. Currently, there are two main areas of concern. First, the lingering effects of the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis: Problems in Greece have not yet been solved; worrisome debt levels and high unemployment are still manifest in some countries; and Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal, France, and Italy face unpopular austerity measures. Second, the refugee influx: Hundreds of thousands of refugees are amassing on Europe’s borders, requiring a quick response from the Union. The various policy options are highly controversial. Additionally, there are problems with the rightwing government in Hungary, the continuing conflict in Ukraine, and a possible “Brexit”. How the EU responds to these challenges will have an important bearing on the future of Europe.
*Please note, this event will take place at University of Ottawa’s campus