The Troubling Transformation of the EU?
‘Pro-Europeans’ often view European integration in a somewhat linear way, asserting 'integration' is good while ‘disintegration’ is bad. The European Commission proposal to deepen integration of the eurozone by creating a eurozone finance minister and transforming the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) into a European monetary fund is generally seen by pro-Europeans as a step forward. But it may be that a different, more coercive European Union is emerging that has little to do with the vision of the EU's founding fathers.
Hans Kundnani will discuss the transformation of the EU. Is it set to transition into a vehicle for imposing market discipline on member states? How, and to what extent, is the generous welfare state transforming? And does ‘more Europe’ necessarily mean ‘more Germany’?
To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.
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