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About the Speech:
In his address, Professor Tsoukalis asked “what has gone wrong” with the European project and what are the main challenges and policy choices facing Europeans? He examined these questions in the context of the Eurozone crisis, the migration crisis, Brexit and the rise of anti-systemic forces across Europe and beyond. Professor Tsoukalis also discussed whether or not European economic and political integration has reached “the end of the road”, and if so, what the consequences of such a development could be.
About the Speaker:
Loukas Tsoukalis is Professor of European Integration at the University of Athens, and President of Greece’s main think tank – The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). Professor Tsoukalis has taught at the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics. In 2016, he was Visiting Professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School. He was awarded the Légion d’Honneur by the French Republic in September 2016 for his contribution to European unification. His latest book In Defence of Europe: Can the European Project Be Saved? was published earlier this year.