The future of European Union integration in light of the economic and geopolitical challenges

Hosted by the European Institute

In-person and online public event (Sheikh Zayed Theatre, Cheng Kin Ku Building)


Pierre Moscovici

Pierre Moscovici


Professor Kevin Featherstone

Professor Kevin Featherstone

Building on his experience as former French Minister of Finance and European Commissioner, Pierre Moscovici, First President of the Cour des comptes – the French Supreme Audit Institution – will present his vision of what the European Union could become in the future.

Confronted with major political and economic transformations and multiple crises – economic, geopolitical, the Green transition – the European Union governance will need to answer new challenges that have emerged in the past years. European institutions and policies have already evolved to foster EU’s role as a global player; however, reforms on EU integration and enlargement are still being debated in light of the coming 2024 European elections.

Meet our speaker and chair

Pierre Moscovici is the First President of the Court of Auditors (since June 2020). He also chairs the High Council for Public Finance (HCFP) and the Council for Compulsory Levies (CPO). He has been an elected member of the European Parliament and was its Vice-President in 2004. He elected three times as a member of the French National Assembly and has served as Minister for European Affairs and Minister of Economy and Finances He served as European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs (2014–2019) and is currently a member of the United Nations Extern Audit Committee. Pierre Moscovici is affiliated professor at Sciences Po Paris and visiting professor at Columbia University in New York. He has written several books on social democracy, economics and Europe.

Kevin Featherstone is a Professorial Research Fellow at the LSE European Institute. He has held visiting positions at the University of Minnesota; New York University; Harvard University; and, the European University Institute (Firenze). In 2023 he was granted honorary Greek citizenship for his academic work on Greece and for his significant contribution to the promotion of research and debate on contemporary Greece and Cyprus.

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