The future of Europe in the wake of Brexit
While Brexit dominates the news about Europe, it is easy to overlook other important issues the European Union is facing.
These include migration, populism and the rise of nationalist political parties, imbalances in the Eurozone, and neighbourhood turbulence.
So has the ‘European experiment’ worked so far, and what is the outlook for European integration?
The EU’s ambassador to New Zealand, Bernard Savage, will speak to the May meeting of the Wairarapa branch of the NZ Institute of International Affairs. He will address the following questions and then interact with the audience:
What is the future of Europe, given the many internal and external pressures it faces?
What are the EU’s current stress points?
How can the EU answer global challenges?
What are the implications for New Zealand’s ongoing relations with Europe? Savage is a seasoned diplomat who has worked in several crisis situations.
He has been an EU diplomat for over 20 years, serving in the Middle East, Africa, and Sri Lanka as well as in Brussels. He is a graduate of Strathclyde University and the Edinburgh Business School. Wednesday 16 May, 8pm.
The Seminar Room, Wairarapa Sports House, Cnr. Chapel and Jackson Streets, Masterton. Tea and coffee served from 7.30 pm. All welcome, visitors $5.00 door charge. Enquiries to Aileen Weston, email firstname.lastname@example.org