PODCAST | The End of the European Dream: from Rome to Kiev

  • Speaker: Jan Zielonka
  • Date: Thursday 12 June, 2014
  • Time: 6.30 to 8.00 pm
  • Venue: Law School LT 104, Level 1 Sydney Law School Annex, Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney

The European Union is in crisis. Crippled by economic problems, political brinkmanship and institutional rigidity, the EU faces an increasingly uncertain future.

A leading scholar of European politics, Jan Zielonka argues that although the EU will only survive in modest form, Europe as an integrated entity will grow stronger. Integration, he contends, will continue apace because of European states’ profound economic interdependence, historic ties and the need for political pragmatism. A revitalized Europe led by major cities, regions and powerful NGOs will emerge in which a new type of continental solidarity can flourish.

Response from Professor Peter Morgan, Director of the European Studies program at the University of Sydney.

Co-presented with the Sydney Ideas.

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Follow up article: The End of the European Dream: from Rome to Kiev