What are the priorities of for Central and Eastern Europe in view of the challenges facing Europe in 2019?
With European Parliament elections, new European Commission and Brexit, the 2019 will be a pivotal year for Europe. Complex challenges are still to be resolved, including migration, the next multiannual financial framework, dangerous Euroscepticism and populism, digital transformation and many others. What will be the priorities for Central and Eastern Europe? Is there a more pronounced than ever divide between the East and the West of Europe? Can we find a common ground between national demands and the strengthening of the European project?
Together with GLOBESEC, we are organising a closed-door workshop to discuss these issues.
The event is closed-door and invitation-only for Bruegel’s members and select experts.
Improvement in institutional quality, particularly concerning the rule of law, is the most essential and urgent structural reform the EU can make. Without it, the obtrusive lack of trust in the EU – which has thus far hampered expansionary and reformist efforts – will persist.