05.06.2020 - Europe (Un) Divided? Southern and CEE States' Post-Pandemic Position


5 June 2020, 11 AM-12 PM CET 

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The COVID-19 pandemic has fully exposed the weaknesses as well as strengths of the European community. After the initial shock and somewhat slow scramble to find ways to rise to the challenge, the EU member countries have been shaken out from their inexcusable lethargy and nationalist instincts, and the EU appears committed to a course defined by unity that could set it apart as an example to follow. Will this be an opportunity for the EU to maintain this renewed sense and mechanisms of unity, or will the old divides across the continent deepen once the emergency wanes? How will the position of Southern and CEE Member States have changed within the EU with regards to various items on the EU agenda, from MFF to foreign policy? And could greater unity make Europe the strong pillar that its neighbourhood and the post-COVID-19 global order will so desperately need, in the face of China and US following largely their own interests?


Nathalie Tocci, Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome

Amb. Jakub Wisniewski, Vice President, GLOBSEC, Bratislava

Led by: Zuzana Podracká, Research Fellow, GLOBSEC Policy Institute, Bratislava

This online event is held in a framework of GLOBSEC’s series of actions under the campaign #Hub4Europe.

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