16.05.2019 - DIFF GOV City Talk in Bratislava

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GLOBSEC and Hanns Seidel Foundation 

 invite for a discussion titled 


What future for European Neighbourhood Policy? 

16 MAY 2019 (Thursday) 



UNIQ Staromestská 3

(3rd floor)

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Ján Cingel, Research Fellow, European Neighbourhood Programme, GLOBSEC Policy Institute, Bratislava, Slovakia 

Miriam Lexmann, expert for foreign policy and candidate of Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) (EPP)

Matej Navrátil, Fellow Researcher, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia  

Michal ŠimečkaProgresívne Slovensko, Bratislava, Slovakia 

Ondřej Zacha, Project Manager, Research Fellow, Stratpol, Brno, Czech Republic 

Ivan Štefanec, Member of European Parliament (KDH)

Moderated by:Zuzana Kovačič Hanzelová, Journalist, Dennik SME 

 The discussion will be held in SlovakThis event will be live-streamed

What is the objective? 

 Less than two weeks before the European Parliaments elections, we will debate how external (the return of geopolitics) and internal (the European Parliament election) factors will influence the EU’s relations with its neighbours. Will the EU’ unity will be strengthened after the elections, thus allowing the EU to play a significant role in its neighbourhood? or rather due to overwhelming support for the anti-European parties, the EU will be divided from inside, hence not being able to speak with one voice? Are we witnessing multispeed cooperation in the EU foreign policy? What is the role of Central and Eastern European countries in the EU foreign policy initiatives? CEE region has benefitted from EU activity in areas such as relations with Russia, cooperation with the Balkan countries, and the Eastern Partnership. At the same time, CEE countries have offered little in the way of support for the EU’s efforts in other fronts, ex. its southern flank. Will this approach change?  

 This city talk forms a part of a bigger 2 years long international project implemented by GLOSBEC called DIFF GOV: European Governance: Potential of Differentiated Cooperation. DIFF GOV is possible thanks to supporting of the European Commission Jean Monnet Activities of the EU Programme Erasmus+  

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