The Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO) and , initiated by the King Baudouin Foundation and the Bertelsmann Stiftung, organized a policy-makers debate in Zagreb on the 3rd of April 2014. The debate was held under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia Ivo Josipović who participated in the discussion and it was organized at the Office of the President of the Republic. The debate involved members of the Croatian Parliament including two committee presidents, the former Prime Minister and the former Minister of Finances, government officials, representative of Croatian National Bank, representative of the European Commission in Croatia, researchers and experts in the European affairs.
Participants discussed five strategic options for the Europe’s future introduced in the project’s discussion document. The five options were analysed in the context of the possible future treaty changes, concerns over the EU’s democratic deficit and raising populism and Euroscepticism across the EU. For more information please visit http://www.irmo.hr/en/events/irmo-initiative-new-pact-europe-organized-policy-makers-debate-future-perspectives-eu/