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Panel discussion

Thursday, 07. March 2024 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Save in my calendar

Panel discussion

Towards the 2024 European Parliament elections

How can EU reform and enlargement succeed?


The 2024 European Parliament elections will take place from 6 – 9 June. Recent polls forecast a significant right-wing shift in the Parliament. This would mean that a larger proportion of right-wing populist and right-wing nationalist forces could be represented in the new European Parliament than ever before. Right-wing majorities would become more likely than progressive majorities in future votes. 

Such a shift to the right in Europe would also have an impact on the debate on the reform and enlargement of the EU and would put the Union’s cohesion to the test. In view of the many domestic and foreign policy challenges that Europe is currently facing, Europe's ability to act and its resilience are needed more than ever. 
We therefore want to discuss the opportunities and limits of EU enlargement as well as the reform of the EU against the backdrop of these landmark European elections:

  • Why is EU institutional reform important and what are the priorities?
  • What is the connection between EU reform and enlargement?
  • How would a possible right-wing shift affect the EU’s ability to carry out internal reforms and how can reform and enlargement still succeed?


  • Dr. Thu Nguyen, Deputy Director, Jacques Delors Centre, Berlin
  • Piotr Buras, Head of Office, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), Warsaw

Moderated by:

  • Jan Philipp Albrecht, Co-President, Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, Berlin

The event will be held in German with simultaneous translation into English.

Claudia Rothe


» Participation on site
at the the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Conference Center, Schumannstr. 8, 10117 Berlin

Please register. Unfortunately, the number of seats is limited. Should the room capacity be exhausted, we will transmit the conference via video to other rooms. We would like to point out that there is no entitlement to a seat in the room.

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