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22 Mar 2016

The troubles of Europe – what are the challenges facing the EU today?

What are the challenges facing the EU today? Is Europe in the midst of a crisis of democratic governance? Will populism undo the Europe Union? Can Europe handle the challenges of an aging population, an influx of refugees, and slow economic growth?


  • Péter Balázs, Director, Center for European Neighborhood Studies, Central European University
  • Heidi Crebo-Rediker, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Anand Menon, Director of the UK in a Changing Europe, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs, King’s College London


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