Events

Tuesday 22 May 2018, 18:15 - 19:45

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

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

Moderation:

Panellists:

  • Mr. Rossen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria between 2012-2017
  • Prof. Ulrike Guérot, Director of the European Democracy Lab and Head of Department for European Policy and the Study of Democracy, Danube University Krems
  • Ms. Ulrike Lunacek, former Vice-President of the European Parliament

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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