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Europe after the elections

9. July 2024, 6:00 pm until 11:00 pm

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Europe after the elections

Perspectives on the future of the EU

 

 Tuesday, 9th July 2024, 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm (entrance from 06:30 pm on)

 

Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union  

Rue Montoyer 47, 1000 Brussels

 

 

Following the election of the new European Parliament, the next five years will determine the course of the European Union. The increasing geopolitical challenges require new thinking and courageous decisions: Russia's attack on Ukraine, which violated international law, has changed the awareness of threats and dependencies in Europe. This war symbolises a systemic conflict between democracies and autocracies. This has an impact on the member states and their political systems. In its responses, the EU should reflect on what it has made its foundation in the Treaties. The core ideas here are the equal dignity of all people and the principles of liberal democracy.

What is the situation of the EU after the elections? What priorities should be included in the agenda of the new Commission? What path of possible enlargement will EU integration take in the coming years? What can political and social forces do to promote cohesion in Europe?

Following on from these and other questions, this event will look at various aspects of the EU as a peace and democracy project. In addition, the question of the contribution of political and social actors, and in particular the Church, to cohesion in the EU and in Europe will be raised

    

 

Programme

 

Programme

 

 

Welcome address

 

Nathanel Liminski
Minister for Federal and European Affairs, International Affairs and Media of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and Head of the State Chancellery, Düsseldorf 

 

Introductory statements

Panel discussion

Dr Sylvie Goulard
President of the Franco-German Institute, former Member of the European Parliament, Paris/Ludwigsburg
Prof. Dr Natalia Kohtamäki

Institute of International Law, the European Union and International Relations, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Warsaw

Nathanel Liminski
Minister for Federal and European Affairs, International Affairs and Media of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and Head of the State Chancellery, Düsseldorf
Bishop Dr Franz-Josef Overbeck
President of the Episcopal Working Group on Europe of the German Bishops' Conference, Delegate of the German Bishops' Conference to the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), Essen

Dr Fabian Zuleeg

Chief Executive and Chief Economist, European Policy Centre, Brussels

 

Moderation

 

 

 

Reception

 

Bernd Riegert
Correspondent, Deutsche Welle, Brussels

 

 

 

 

 

    Simultaneous interpretation DE – EN will be provided.