What will be the future role of the European Parliament and the national parliaments? What will be the next steps to complete the Economic and Monetary Union? What will be the key tasks for a new EU foreign policy? These are the questions that will be discussed during the next Brussels Think Tank Dialogue which will take place on 28 January 2014 in the EU’s capital.
High-level experts from across Europe will convene at the Résidence Palace in Brussels for an in-depth discussion on the tasks and challenges facing the EU’s new leaders as they take charge following the 2014 elections to the European Parliament. For the fifth year running, ten leading Brussels-based think tanks will join forces to debate the EU’s future including issues such as the Banking Union, the rise of populist movements across Europe and the EU’s main foreign and defence policy goals.
Jointly organised by the Bertelsmann Stiftung, Bruegel, the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Confrontations Europe, the Egmont Institute, the European Policy Centre (EPC), Friends of Europe – Les amis de l’Europe, the Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri), Madariaga – College of Europe Foundation and the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), the Brussels Think Tank Dialogues are annual policy forums for critical reflection on the state of the EU and the joint development of analysis and recommendations to improve EU policies. The Dialogues are designed to address pressing political concerns as well as to offer recommendations on specific issues.