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About the Speech:

Following a period of sustained economic growth, and the electoral defeat of eurosceptic parties in France and the Netherlands, a new sense of optimism and ambition can be found among supporters of further EU integration. As part of the IIEA’s Future of the EU27 Project, the Institute hosted senior analysts from leading EU think tanks to debate the reforms that have been proposed by Presidents Juncker and Macron, and present perspectives on the future of Europe from Poland, Spain and Austria.


About the Speakers:

Taking part in this panel discussion on the Future of the EU27 were: Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre of European Reform; Pol Morillas, Deputy Director of the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB); and Paul Schmidt, Director General of the Austrian Society for European Politics. The panel discussion will be moderated by Paul Cunningham, Editor of RTÉ’s The Week in Politics and former RTÉ Europe Correspondent.

This event, which was part of the IIEA’s Future of the EU27 Series, is open to the public and is supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.