Riddled by Crises – Old and New Challenges for the European Union

Less than a year after Brexit, the European Union (as well as Britain) is still trying to fully understand the impact of London’s refusal to stay “in the club”. At the same time, we enter the 3rd  year of an ongoing refugee crises. There is no common European response how to deal with the refugees. We witness a severe cleft between those who promote a “culture of welcome” (Germany) and those who close their borders (Eastern EU Members). If that is not enough, the EU still has to find agreement on many financial matters, let alone a mutual approach in foreign policy and the fight against terrorism. All of the above has given rise to populist parties all over Europe – which worsens the EU’s chance of improving its Speaker: Dr. Michael Groth, Senior Editor, Deutschlandradio (German National Radio), Berlin, Germany Seminar Time: 12:20-1:20 pm; Lunch provided for all pre-registered guests starting at 11:45 am. Registration: Online preregistration required - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EUC2-21-17 Cosponsors: European Union Center in the Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts; Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, The Bush School of Government and Public Service; George Bush Presidential Library & Museum This seminar supports the Texas A&M University Democracy on Edge Project and the College of Liberal Arts Democracy Initiative.