Thirty years after the Maastricht treaty founded today’s European Union, democratic backsliding and the rule of law crisis in Poland and Hungary represent growing and tangible threats to EU citizens’ fundamental rights, the bloc’s ability to pursue common policy, as well as its legitimacy at home and abroad. But with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, fears are growing that the EU will prioritize wartime unity over defending democracy at home. How can these crises be solved?
Markus Kotzur, University of Hamburg and Europa-Kolleg Hamburg, Tomasz Tadeusz Koncewicz, University of Gdańsk, and Zsuzsanna Végh, European University Viadrina, will discuss these topics on the EuropaCamp by the Zeit-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius.
Julia Strasheim, our Programme Director for European and International Politics, moderates the panel.
The panel will be in English.