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EU is confronted with some of the greatest challenges ever. How can we trigger European economic growth? What divides and what unifies? What reforms are needed? And are the member states willing to make the necessary changes to move forward as a union?
Join us when President of the European Comission José Manuel Barroso and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt debate the state and future of the EU. Assistant Professor Rebecca Adler-Nissen will give a short introduction. The speeches are followed by a debate with the audience.
- Welcome by Ralf Hemmingsen, Rector at the University of Copenhagen
- Asisstant Professor Rebecca Adler-Nissen, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen
- José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission
- Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Minister of Denmark
- Debate with the audience
Moderator: Michael Jarlner, International Editor, Politiken
Time: 23 April 14-15 (doors open at 13.00 and close at 13.40)
The event is free, but registration is necessary. The event is open to the press.
About the lecture series
In cooperation with the University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University and the European Commission the Danish EU Presidency hosts a lecture series that focuses on some of the challenges Europe is facing today. Each lecture has a theme on which two prominent EU politicians - one from Denmark and one from Europe - will relate to in an introduction to a debate. Afterwards the audience is invited to participate in the debate.
Astrid Gufler, University of Copenhagen
Tel: +45 28 75 47 84, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rina Valeur Rasmussen, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tel: +45 33 92 09 24, email: email@example.com