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Feb 07

The State of the European Union

As Europe faces its biggest financial crisis since the 1930s, the European Union is in a state of turmoil. The European single currency, the euro, is threatening to unravel as several of its members struggle to deal with massive debts, huge budget deficits, high unemployment, low growth and declining investor confidence. The future of the entire "European Project" itself is now in question, as the grand vision of the EU’s architects begins to crumble. As Lady Thatcher remarked in her book Statecraft, "that such an unnecessary and irrational project as building a European superstate was ever embarked upon will seem in future years to be perhaps the greatest folly of the modern era.”

Please join our distinguished group of Members of the European Parliament, who will address the momentous changes now taking place across the Atlantic as well as the implications for the future of Europe and the transatlantic alliance with the United States.

More About the Speakers

Derk Jan Eppink MEP (Belgium)
Vice-Chairman, European Conservatives & Reformists Group (ECR)

Geoffrey Van Orden MEP (United Kingdom)
Vice-Chairman, European Conservatives & Reformists Group (ECR)

Jan Zahradil MEP (Czech Republic)
President, Alliance of European Conservatives & Reformists (AECR)

Hosted By

Nile Gardiner, Ph.D. Nile Gardiner, Ph.D.

Director, Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom Read More