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LMC 2017

The EU at 27: What Prospects for a Stronger Union?

Founded to uphold peace and foster prosperity, the European Union now looks to many eyes both intrusive and ineffective: impinging on national sovereignty, yet unable to control immigration, foil terrorism or promote economic growth. Post-Brexit, unity among the remaining member states is more vital for external credibility and domestic decision-making.

Speakers

Federica Mogherini
Federica Mogherini

High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the Commission

Kersti Kaljulaid

President of Estonia

Knut Abraham

Head of Divison for Bilateral Relations with the States of Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus, Federal Chancellery, Germany

Enrico Letta
Enrico Letta

President of the Jacques Delors Institute, Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po, and former Prime Minister of Italy

Moderators

Hans Kundnani
Hans Kundnani

Head of Europe Programme, Chatham House

Edward Lucas

Senior Fellow, Center for European Policy Analysis

  • What will the departure of one of its largest and most influential members mean for the EU at home and abroad?
  • What can be done to prevent further fragmentation?
  • Is the answer greater European integration, or is it time for more flexibility and creativity?
  • How can the EU win back the trust of its member governments, and their citizens? 

The session starts with a conversation between Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the Commission and Hans Kundnani, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund.

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