Future of the EU Mini-Conference
Thursday, 11/12, 10:00am–Noon EST
"What COVID-19 Hath Wrought: How the Pandemic is Altering the European Union"
The COVID-19 Pandemic has tested the European Union in ways that not even the Sovereign Debt Crisis of 2010 and 2011 did, exposing organizational weaknesses and political fissures. Have the institutions of the EU been up to the task of responding to the pandemic? Has the experience of the last 8 months changed the way that member states think about the EU? Will it lead to improvements in bureaucratic efficiency and greater economic and political integration or will it spark the devolution of responsibilities as member states feel the need to reassert local control over public health policy and their economies?
EU Ambassador to the Council of Europe
Professor, European University Institute; Former Greek Cabinet Minister
Former Greek Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; Former EU Ambassador to Lebanon, Bulgaria and Bosnia and Herzegovina
President, DIKTIO; Former EU Commissioner and Greek Cabinet Minister
Member of the EU Parliament for Greece
Professor of Political Science, IUPUI (moderator)