This event was recorded and broadcasted as a special edition of the World Tonight on BBC Radio 4. The audio is available here.
An unprecedented mix of crises has converged in Europe, creating extraordinary challenges for the continent. Brexit, an increasingly unpredictable Russia, the ongoing eurozone crisis, significant migratory challenges, increasing populism, the rise of Euroskepticism, and a testing time for transatlantic relations all threaten to weaken the EU—if not tear it apart.
New and innovative ways of rebuilding European cooperation are needed to keep Europe’s post–World War II achievements of peace and prosperity intact. As the underpinnings of the international order are shaken up, will the EU opt for a breakup, an ever-looser union, a two-speed union, or a consolidation of its existing framework?
In partnership with BBC Radio 4, Carnegie Europe co-hosted a discussion outlining these converging challenges and the possible best- and worst- case scenarios that could play out in Europe in the coming years.
Ritula Shah, a presenter of The World Tonight on BBC Radio 4, moderated a discussion featuring Heather Grabbe, director of the Open Society European Policy Institute; Daniel Hannan, member of the European Parliament; Tomáš Valášek, incoming director of Carnegie Europe; and Guntram Wolff, director of Bruegel.
This event was organized in partnership with BBC Radio Four.
Tomáš Valášek is the incoming director of Carnegie Europe. Follow him on Twitter @valasekt.