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What have the Romans ever done for us? - Global Europe from a Dutch perspective


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Speaker(s): Frans Timmermans
Chair: Maurice Fraser

Recorded on 5 March 2008 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House.

Frans Timmermans will address issues of the changing political economy and the role the European Union can play in facing the challenges of today. The soft power of the EU is no longer limited to stabilisation and transformation of societies alone. Europe sets the standard in many fields. Yet, as Frans Timmermans will argue, pursuing the vision of Europe as a model power imposes a growing need for the Union's member states to start thinking and behaving in political terms. Less as a collection of different economies and more like a true economic union.

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