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How Could the Paris Attacks Alter European Politics?

14 December 2015 - 18:00 to 19:00

Chatham House, London


Dr Sara Silvestri, Senior Lecturer - International Politics, City University London
Dr Matthew Goodwin, Associate Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham House
Professor John Gaffney, Professor of Politics & Co-Director, Aston Centre for Europe, Aston University
Chair: Dr Robin Niblett CMG, Director, Chatham House



On November 13, a series of coordinated terrorist acts in Paris left 130 people dead and over 400 injured. In a Europe already gripped by divisions about the future of the EU and the integrity of national borders, how will the response to the attacks shape the priorities of governments and political parties across the continent? Will there be a swing to the political right on issues such as multiculturalism, immigration and asylum? And if such issues do come to the forefront of discussions around domestic security, what are the implications for Muslim and immigrant communities across the continent?