Can the EU Remain Relevant? – German Marshall Fund

written by On April 21, 2010 in 2010-2016, Uncategorized, WIIS Blog

Can the EU Remain Relevant?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Location:German Marshall Fund of the United States
1744 R Street NW, Washington, DC

Charles Grant – Director, Centre for European Reform, London
Anne-Marie Slaughter – Director of Policy Planning, United States Department of State
Moderator: Karen Donfried – Executive Vice President, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Please RSVP to Margaret Monroe by phone (202-683-2632) or e-mail [email protected]

The dire economic situation in Greece and the rest of Southern Europe threatens the future of the euro. The European economy is growing slower than any other region of the world. Despite the recent entering-into-force of the Lisbon treaty, there appears to be no further momentum for political integration. EU co-operation on defense has failed to fulfill expectations. As for foreign policy, the Europeans find it hard to speak with one voice on key questions such as the Middle East and Russia. Divisions among the member-states and their over-representation in international institutions undermine the EU’s potential to shape global governance. Is the EU doomed to irrelevance while other powers shape the new world order?

Please join GMF for this timely roundtable discussion at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, featuring Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform in London and Anne-Marie Slaughter, director of policy planning at the U.S. Department of State. The event will be moderated by GMF Vice President Karen Donfried. Lunch will be served.

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