TEPSA Debate “Southern Europe and the Covid-19 crisis: not left behind this time?”

Have the Southern European member states made their voices heard in view of this severe economic crisis? Has the EU and all its member states learnt lessons from the financial crisis of 2008? At what point is the process of European (dis)integration if solidarity does not step in? And how can Europeans find a meaning for solidarity that is appealing to all its member states?

PERFORMED ACTIVITY
9 June 2020 - 18:00h
LOCATION: TEPSA’s Youtube channel
ORGANIZED BY: CIDOB and TEPSA

COLLABORATORS (1):

Objective

During the worst times of the Covid-19 crisis, it seemed that the North South divide was back. Southern European member states were demanding an approach to the economic crisis coming from the Covid-19 that resembled something like debt mutualisation. Northern European countries, legitimately, still prefer different solutions, mostly in terms of credits. The compromise put in place by the European Commission with the endorsement of the French-German axis seems the beginning of a potential solution to face the crisis but still depends on the unanimity of the European Council.  

Have the Southern European member states made their voices heard in view of this severe economic crisis? Has the EU and all its member states learnt lessons from the financial crisis of 2008? At what point is the process of European (dis)integration if solidarity does not step in? And how can Europeans find a meaning for solidarity that is appealing to all its member states?  

The event will take place via Zoom and will be streamed live at TEPSA’s Youtube channel. It will feature presentations by Filippa Chatzistavrou (ELIAMEP), Carlos Gaspar (IPRI), Christian Lequesne (Sciences Po Paris), Eleonora Poli (IAI) and Ilke Toygür (Elcano Royal Institute) and will be moderated by Héctor Sánchez Margalef (CIDOB). 

Register here to attend the seminar or connect live to TEPSA’s Youtube channel.

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Participants

SPEAKERS

Filippa Chatzistavrou

Filippa Chatzistavrou

Senior Researcher, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)

Carlos Gaspar

Carlos Gaspar

Researcher, Instituto Português de Relações Internacionais (IPRI)

Christian Lequesne

Christian Lequesne

Full Professor, Sciences Po (Paris)

Eleonora Poli

Eleonora Poli

Researcher, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Héctor Sánchez Margalef

Héctor Sánchez Margalef

Researcher, CIDOB

Ilke Toygür

Ilke Toygür

Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute

TEPSA Debate “Southern Europe and the Covid-19 crisis: not left behind this time?” PERFORMED ACTIVITY