The series of crises that hit the EU after 2008 led many politicians to argue that the whole model of European integration needed to be reformed. Despite a renewed sense of possibility since mid-2017, the EU still needs to be made more flexible and democratic. In his new book, Europe Reset: New Directions for the EU, Carnegie senior fellow Richard Youngs maps out innovative ideas for more participative and flexible processes of European cooperation.
Carnegie Europe hosted a public event to mark the Brussels launch of Europe Reset. Youngs was joined by co-commentators Tom Nuttall, Charlemagne columnist at the Economist, and Marietje Schaake, member of the European Parliament. Tomáš Valášek, director of Carnegie Europe, moderated.
Copies of the book were for sale at the event, and a light reception followed.