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The EU in the Eye of the Storm

Monday 14th October 2013, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Dr Javier Solana; Discussant: Prof. Robert Cooper; Chair: Prof. Michael Cox

The EU and the Eurozone have been hit by the strongest crisis in their history. Southern Europe, particularly, has been suffering from its effects. After the happy years of integration at the end of the last century, for some Southern European citizens, the EU has come to feel more like a burden than a blessing. The European project is thus facing stark challenges: economic, social and political. The time has come for resolute action by policymakers and for positive engagement by Europe’s politicians in order to embark on a more constructive path.

This public lecture will mark the official launch of the LSE IDEAS Southern Europe International Affairs Programme.

Please click here for access to LSE IDEAS Special Report A Strategy for Southern Europe.


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Dr Javier Solana is president of ESADE Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics (Barcelona-Madrid). He is also distinguished fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings Institution, chairman of the Aspen Institute España, member of the board of the International Crisis Group, and the
European Council on Foreign Relations, as well as senior visiting professor at the London School of Economics, where he was awarded an Honorary Degree in December 2010.




Professor Robert Cooper is a Visiting Professor at LSE IDEAS.




Professor Michael Cox is Founding Co-Director of LSE IDEAS.He is also Head of the United States Programme, Executive Programme Director and an Academic Management Committee Member.



The LSE IDEAS Southern Europe International Affairs Programme was proudly supported by:

Laskaridis Shipping
Hellenic Petroleum
Elka Shipping







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