European Union Events

Achieving the Grand Vision: Southeast Europe in the EU

February 02, 2010 // 1:00pm2:00pm
Global Europe Program
Crown Prince Alexander II voiced his strong support for Serbia's application for EU membership, which its leaders submitted to Brussels in December 2009. He asserted that "Serbia will gain political and economic benefit from EU membership," arguing that the reforms necessary to meet accession obligations will help to strengthen government institutions.
Webcast

Director's Forum: The Enlargement of the European Union

September 22, 2009 // 10:00am11:00am
Global Europe Program
EU enlargement has been celebrated as the European Union's most successful foreign policy. The peaceful transformation in postcommunist Europe is a tribute not only to the peoples and leaders of those 10 countries, but also to the umbrella provided by the European Union. Dr. Michael Leigh, who has served as director-general for enlargement since 2006, highlighted the successes of the enlargement process to date as well as the main challenges to come.

Offsite Event: Film Screening and Discussion: Where Does Europe End?

June 11, 2009 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Global Europe Program
Where Europe Ends, a 50-minute documentary directed by Alina Mungiu-Pippidi and her team, shows the condition of Europeans living beyond the Eastern border of the European Union since Romania and Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007.
Webcast

Symposium: Evaluating the Effects of EU Accession: Lessons for Southeast Europe

June 09, 2009 // 1:00pm5:00pm
Global Europe Program
The countries of Central and East Europe have been profoundly affected by the EU accession process. Indeed, no single state or international institution has had as great an impact on domestic change as the EU has had in postcommunist Europe. Eight countries from the region have now been EU members for five years, and further enlargement to the Western Balkans is a shared goal of the United States and the EU. As this process continues, it is important to assess the impact EU accession and membership has made on these countries' politics, markets, societies, and international relations.

Social and Political Responses to Economic Crises: Reflections on the State of Democracy in EU Member States Bordering the CIS

May 20, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Ginta T. Palubinskas, Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University

Party systems and the EU Accession Process in Serbia and Croatia

February 25, 2009 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Andrew Konitzer, associate professor of political science, Samford University
Webcast

Climate Security Roundtable: U.S. and EU Research and Policy

February 19, 2009 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Panelists discuss climate change's impact on conflict and how the United States and European Union (EU) have begun to adapt their foreign and security policies to the threat of climate change.

Challenges to EU and US Policy in the Western Balkans

January 14, 2009 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
After eight years of relative neglect, James Lyon expressed hope that the Western Balkan region would ascend in U.S. foreign policy priorities under the Obama administration, not only due to the Clinton administration's legacy there, but also because of the crisis that is currently brewing, especially in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Current policy, in which the U.S. has encouraged the EU to integrate the region into its institutional structures, has had variable success throughout the region. While Croatia is very close to being granted member status and Macedonia and Montenegro have made marked progress, the EU enlargement strategy has failed to gain traction in Bosnia or Serbia. Meanwhile, Kosovo creates special challenges, since there is strong opposition to its independence, not only by Serbia but also by certain EU member states.

EU Energy Strategy in Turkey (Accession or Not)

December 11, 2008 // 9:00am10:30am
Global Europe Program
Alexandros Petersen, Southeast Europe Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Adjunct Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Do Markets Punish EU Backsliders?

November 12, 2008 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Julia Gray, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

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