Evénements

Mardi 22 mai 2018, 18:15 - 19:45

Two-speed Europe: A new East-West divide?

With Mr. Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria between 2012-2017

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

As the 2017 Rome declaration mentioned the possibility to "act together, at different speeds and intensity when necessary", the question of a multispeed Europe has become central in the debate on EU reform. Allowing differentiation would give member states more freedom to form partial alliances, setting specific policies when it is impossible reach a unanimous consensus. But it also entails the risk of creating two separate Europes within the EU.

This panel discussion brings together leading voices on European democratisation who will discuss whether a two-speed Europe would be an opportunity for further integration or on the contrary a risk of divide.

Welcome:

Opening remarks:

  • Mr. Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria between 2012-2017

Moderation:

  • Prof. Grégoire Mallard, Professor, Anthropology and Sociology, The Graduate Institute

Panellists:

  • Mr. Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria between 2012-2017
  • Ms. Ulrike Lunacek, former Vice-President of the European Parliament and Member of the Austrian Green Party
  • Prof. Till van Rahden, Montreal University, Canada Research Chair in German and European Studies

The panellists will engage in interactive discussion with time for audience participation.



Organised in partnership with the Diplomatic Club of Geneva and the Mission of Bulgaria

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