3 February, 2015 – 16:00 to 17:30
Attendance at this event is by invitation only. Thank you for your understanding.

CEPI hosted a closed door discussion with Bruno Maçães, State Secretary for European Affairs of Portugal, chaired by Jozef Bátora, Director at Institute of European Studies and International Relations, Comenius University who will together analyze the outcome of the parliamentary elections that took place in Greece on 25 January 2015, and will explore its possible impact for the future of eurozone and the European Union as such.

On 25 January, Syriza convincingly won the early parliamentary elections and now looks to form a government. Its key message of anti-austerity policy resonates with the Greek public, but turns the weary eyes of all investors once again to Greece.

Are we looking at a real possibility of Greek default? And would that be really for the worse? Apart from the economic dimension, we also need to look at how the election results can affect strong populist movements within other EU countries. Is this indeed a forthcoming trend in all of the EU?

Chair: Jozef Bátora, Director, Institute of European Studies and International Relations, Comenius University, Slovakia

Speaker: Bruno Maçães, State Secretary for European Affairs, Portugal

The event will take place in joint premises of Central European Policy Institute and Centre for European Affairs. Discussion will be held in English, off record and under the Chatham House Rule.