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Reforming the EU: A View From Poland

11 May 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Chatham House, London


Minister Krzysztof Szczerski, Secretary of State, Chief of the Cabinet of the President, Poland
Chair: Hans Kundnani, Senior Research Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham House



The EU faces an ongoing debate over its future and how best it can respond to a number of pressing internal and external challenges.

As member states continue to discuss reform proposals, Krzysztof Szczerski presents his view of what the European Union’s priorities should be for securing its future. He discusses Poland’s proposals for strengthening the union as well as its own international role.

These include returning some powers to national governments and reinforcing national parliaments. Szczerski argues that the EU can resolve problems surrounding integration by increasing the freedom of member states in order to ease discontent.

In doing so, he argues against the introduction of tighter regulations and explore their negative effect on member state solidarity. Szczerski ends by explaining how these proposals can strengthen the EU as well as further Poland’s role in the international arena.