European Elections. What is at Stake? | Current Affairs Lecture with Radboud scholars
European Elections. What is at Stake? | Current Affairs Lecture with Radboud scholars

European Elections. What is at Stake? | Current Affairs Lecture with legal scholar Jasper Krommendijk and political scientist Anna van der Vleuten

Thursday 30 May 2024, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
English lunch break lecture | Radboud Reflects, Faculty of Law and VOX

Do we want to create a European army, or not? How will we deal with refugees? What will the European Parliament look like after the elections in an increasingly right-wing Europe, where Euro-skepticism is growing in many member states? Big choices are at stake at the European elections: will voters go for a more united Europe, or wil they be more divided than ever? Come and learn form scholar of law Jasper Krommendijk and political scientist Anna van der Vleuten about the role of the Netherlands, geopolitical relations and the consequences of the European elections. 

The Netherlands in the European Union

The Netherlands is an important player in the European Union, and certainly after the Brexit it acted as a connector. In this, Prime Minister Mark Rutte, as one of the longest-serving European heads of state, played an important role. 

Times have changed in political The Hague since then. The upcoming cabinet is critical of Europe and wants to renegotiate, in particular, migration and nitrogen policy, for example. What role will the Netherlands play in the European Union? How do other member states view a new Dutch government that is critical of Europe? What impact will the plans of the incoming administration to roll back certain EU legislation have? Can we continue to be the constructive liaison partner, or will the Netherlands become a polarizing factor?

Scholar of law  Jasper Krommendijk and political scientist Anna van der Vleuten will discuss the European Elections/ Philosopher Cees Leijenhorst moderates the discussion. Come listen and ask your questions! 

The discussion will be held in English.

About the speakers

Jasper Krommendijk is a professor of Human Rights at Radboud University. His research focuses on the interaction between international and European law. He is particularly interested in the relationship between international human rights and the Dutch legal order.

Anna van der Vleuten is professor of Contesting Europeanization at Radboud University. Van der Vleuten is part of the Gender and Power in Politics and Management research group. Her research focuses, among other things, on the EU as “normative power” and the role of European judges.

Cees Leijenhorst is philosopher and moderator of this Current Affairs Lecture.

Participation

Participation is free. Registration is not necessary. 

This is a program of Radboud Reflects, the Faculty of Law and VOX

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When
Thursday 30 May 2024, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Organisation
Radboud Reflects, Vox