Watch: TEPSA-ÖGFE debate – Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe

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Euroscepticism: there is a lot behind this, from selective and thematic criticism to categorical rejection of the EU. Social and economic problems in particular are breeding grounds for anti-European forces. In some member states, eurosceptic parties are losing consensus, but in many other countries they are part of coalition governments or, as opposition parties, endeavor to redefine the European policy orientation in their sense.

What influence does Euroscepticism have on the future of European integration? How do nationalist tendencies affect the thinking of mainstream parties and their representatives in the European Parliament?

On 30 June 2020 at 12:30 CEST, we discussed these and more questions with:

  • Katarina Barley – Vice President of the European Parliament (SPD / S&D)
  • Othmar Karas – Vice President of the European Parliament (ÖVP / EPP)

With the moderation of:

  • Johannes Pollak, Rector, Webster Vienna Private University
  • Paul Schmidt, General Secretary, Austrian Society for European Politics (ÖGfE)

The occasion of this event is the publication of TEPSA’s edited volume “Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe – Views from the Capitals”. More information can be found here.