National elections in Western and Eastern Europe show growing support for FN, AfD and similar new populist parties. Political elites who for a long time led the European integration project, the EU accession process, and immigration policy are losing their grassroots supporters. Increasingly elite parties are distrusted in countries like Germany, Italy, Sweden, Ukraine among others. How will this development influence European policy in general? How will EU institutions like the European Parliament, European Council or Commission be affected? Will Europe become inward looking and mercantilist to appease the dissatisfaction amplified by new populist parties?
Dr Vaira Vīķe – Freiberga, President of the Club de Madrid, former President of the Republic of Latvia
Dr Andreas Norlén, Speaker of the Riksdag
Mr Arseniy Yatsenyuk, former Prime Minister of Ukraine
Dr Constanze Stelzenmüller, Robert Bosch Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Moderator: Dr Vita Matiss, Visiting Professor at the Riga Graduate School of Law, Latvia
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