European Parliament: how European Will It Be?
European Parliament: how European Will It Be? Public debate
11th June 2019, 10:00-11:30
Marzyciele i Rzemieślnicy, ul. Bracka 25, Warsaw, 3rd Floor
The Heinrich Böll Foundation in Warsaw and the European Council on Foreign Relation in Warsaw invite you to a joint post-election discussion on the challenges facing the Union and the future of the European project composed of:
- Ulrike Lunacek, former Vice-President of the European Parliament, The Greens, Austria
- Susi Dennison, Director of European Power programme, ECFR
- Wawrzyniec Smoczyński, commentator, founder of Polityka Insight
Chaired by: Agnieszka Lichnerowicz, TOK FM
This year’s European Parliament electoral campaign was fraught with emotions and uncertainty. Eurosceptics have significantly increased their representation, which in turn will force the two largest factions — EPP and S&D — to build new, wider pro-European coalitions. Great Britain took part in the election despite being halfway out of the community for many months. In many countries — Poland notwithstanding — the European elections became a test of strength of political forces and social moods before the upcoming national elections.
Two weeks after the vote is a good time to reflect and ask questions about the future of European institutions. To what extent have the scenarios — optimistic and the bleak ones — played out? What do the election results say about the expectations and fears of Europeans? What is the balance of political power and which factions and coalitions — old and new — will set the Parliament’s agenda? How will the EP election impact the shape of other European institutions?
The discussion will be held in Polish and English with simultaneous translation.
We encourage you to stay with us after the debate for informal discussions, food and refreshments.
We kindly ask you to register using the registration form or by calling 22 59 42 337.