Euro-sceptics in the European Parliament. Polish, Czech and German perspectives

Europe on the move
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Europe on the move

24 September 2014, 14:00 - 16:00
“Szósta po południu” bar
Szpitalna street 5, Warsaw

The European Parliamentary elections in May 2014 were, according to some media, an earthquake for European politics. Europe was facing an unprecedented success of Euro-sceptic forces, benefiting from Europeans’ fatigue from crisis and mainstream political parties. One can doubt, if Euro-sceptics became an important player in the Parliament, but for sure, they now have a political momentum.
The Institute of Public Affairs, the Heinrich Boell Foundation and EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy are pleased to invite you to the seminar Euro-sceptics in the European Parliament. Polish, Czech and German perspectives. During this open seminar we will discuss the sources of Euro-scepticism in three countries of our region – Poland and Germany where the euro-sceptic parties are quite newly strong players on the political scene and Czech Republic that has already an image of a country of Euro-sceptic politicians as well as in Europe in general. Together with the Member of the European Parliament, Danuta Hübner, we will try to foresee what will be the role of Euro-sceptic forces in next 5-year-term in the European Parliament. To what extend can they influence the development of European integration, European Union politics and decision making? And how far will they influence the national politics from the EP?

Danuta Hübner, Member of theEuropean Parliament
Vladimir Bartovic, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy
Daniela Kietz, German Institute for International and Security Affairs - SWP
Jacek Kucharczyk, Institute of Public Affairs
Moderator: Agnieszka Łada, Institute of Public Affairs
 The working language of the event is English.
 Please confirm your participation by 22.9.2014

This project has been funded with support from the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Polish-Czech Forum, Polish-German Science Foundation and European Commission.

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