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INVESTING IN THE COMMON FUTURE OF EUROPE: TIME FOR CONSTRUCTIVE  VISION AND SUBSTANTIAL ACTION (November 30, 2017)

INVESTING IN THE COMMON FUTURE OF EUROPE: TIME FOR CONSTRUCTIVE  VISION AND SUBSTANTIAL ACTION (November 30, 2017)

Upon request of the President of the International Cooperation Platform Mr. Cengiz Özgencil Prof. Dr. Gül Günver Turan president of the Turkey European Union Association  organized the following panel where she brought together five speakers, Ambassador Georges Ciamba from Romania which is a member of the EU but not a member of either the Schengen area or the eurozone,  Dr. Paul Levin from Sweeden member of the EU, the Schengen area but not the eurozone, Mr. Pier Virgilio Dastoli from Italy which is a founding member of to-day's EU, and member of both the Schengen area and the Eurozone, Sir David Logan from the UK which has opted out of the EU and finally  Dr. Çiğdem Nas from Turkey an applicant country for the past sixty years if not more. The theme of the panel and their speakers are listed below. 

NOVEMBER 30th, 2017 – 3rd DAY

09:00-10:15 INVESTING IN THE COMMON FUTURE OF EUROPE: TIME FOR CONSTRUCTIVE  VISION AND SUBSTANTIAL ACTION

The lessons of the last decade’s economic crisis demonstrates the need for a stronger Euro zone governance. The exponential velocity of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is challenging the viability of the European social model and global competitiveness. Democracies across Europe are being tested by rising populism. These new developments seem to be arguments for a more homogeneous and federal European system, for a wider and better organised European area of freedom, security and justice as well as a  better organized single market. Can the European Union (EU) find solutions to these rising problems is the question? Can the scenario of a well-structured multi-speed Europe as proposed by the European Commission shape the future? What will be the impact of the renewed Berlin-Paris axis? How will Brexit affect the EU and the United Kingdom, and what are its implications for European security architecture? Since recent data suggests that the economic recovery of the Euro zone is strong, despite a number of political risks, will that allow a strengthening of the EU’s soft power?

Moderator : Prof. Dr. Gul Gunver Turan, President, Turkey EU Association &  European Movement – Turkey   

George Ciamba, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Romania   

Paul T. Levin, Director, Stockholm University, Institute for Turkish Studies, Sweden

Pier Virgilio Dastoli, President, European Movement, Italy

Sir David Logan, F. British Ambassador to Turkey, Chair of British Institute in Ankara, UK

Doc. Dr. Ciğdem Nas, Secretary General , Economic Development Foundation, Turkey

To see the whole program of the three day long (th. Bosphorous summit visit : http://www.bogazicizirvesi.org/files/8.BZ_Program_En-20171127e.pdf