The European Commission's White Paper on the Future of Europe: Leaders Must Decide

Date: 

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 4:15pm to 6:00pm

See also: Harvard, RCC, Cambridge

Location: 

CES, 27 Kirkland Street Cambridge, MA 02138, Goldman Room, Busch Hall

In his state of the Union speech in 2016, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, announced launching a White Paper on the Future of Europe, the Commission's contribution to the Summit of Rome of March 25, 2017. It presents five scenarios, planned as open and not exclusive: Carry-on, Nothing but the single market, Those who want more do more, Doing less more effectively, Doing much more together. The leaders of the four most relevant European countries: France, Germany, Italy and Spain, met in Versailles on March 6 and decided to deepen integration, including exclusively those members who have the political will to do so.The White Paper establishes a road map for sectoral developments that will run until the elections to the European Parliament in 2019, creating historic momentum. Joaquín Almunia will give a cross-sectional view of the issues that the White Paper and the Road Map pose for the future of European Union.

Speaker: Joaquín Almunia, President CEPS. Former Vice-President European Commission

Sponsor: RCC, EU Law and Government Study Group, Center for European Studies at Harvard