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Follow the LIVE-Event online, Monday 20. June: EUROPE CALLING

Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, will devote time to answer questions that are asked through twitter following his speech at 1.30 pm (CEST). Please use the #ec16berlin to comment or ask questions to the panelists:
•    Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament
•    Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
•    Aydan Özoğuz, Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration in Germany
•    Laura Slimani, President of the Young European Socialists
•    Radek Sikorski, Former Foreign Minister of Poland
•    Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany
Full schedule available here!

Financial crisis, refugee crisis, Brexit crisis: Those are the driving forces that are polarizing the political debate in Europe. Their severity has contributed to a lack of trust in the ability of the European Union and its member states to find joint solutions for these central challenges.
It’s time to ask: What is keeping Europe together? What unites us? And what kind of progressive European policies are fit to counter the pessimism and legitimate worries caused by theses crisis?
With EUROPE CALLING the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung will address these questions and develop ideas for a social, fair and free Europe. Join the discussion!

SOE: Dialog Southeast Europe

Based in Sarajevo, the Regional Dialogue Southeast Europe (Dialogue SOE) coordinates the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung’s efforts to advance democratic consolidation, social and economic justice and peace through regional cooperation. For information on the activity of the office visit the new webpage:

A Shared European Home - The European Union, Russia and the Eastern Partnership

In the new FES Perspective eleven authors from the EU, Georgia, Russia and Ukraine advocate for a pragmatic policy of the EU vis-a-vis its eastern neighbours: The deep crisis in EU-Russia relations should not prevent Brussels from seeking cooperation in areas where mutual interests coincide. Opportunities exist in the economic sphere, in technical and scientific cooperation, in civil society exchange, and in global politics. Find out more by reading here:

Beyond Panama Papers – How to achieve Justice globally

The recent Panama Paper leaks exposed patters of tax evasion, money laundering and corruption used by privileged individuals and companies around the world. What is seemingly just the tip of an iceberg points at the vast global gap in wealth, income and influence between the rich and the poor. If the richest are unwilling and the poorest are unable to participate in the creation of public goods, our societies are in danger of disintegrating. How is it possible to advance the struggle for global justice, transparency and integrity?  How would a system of just laws look like and what are possibilities for establishing it? To address these and other questions Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung invites to a debate with Thomas Pogge, Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University.
The event is part of the FES Sustainable Romania Lecture Series.
Cluj Napoca, 23rd May 2016, starting with 16.00, Schuman Hall, Faculty of European Studies, Emanuel de Martonne Street, no. 1, Cluj Napoca
Bucharest, 25th May 2016, starting with 17.00, Impact Hub Bucharest, Halelor Street no. 5, 2nd floor.

Europe calling: Politik für Europa – Politics for Europe

Financial crisis, economic crisis, refugee crisis: They are serving as centrifugal forces, polarising Europe and driving it apart. Recently, trust in the European Union and finding joint solutions for such central challenges has really suffered. 
That makes it even more important to ask: What is keeping Europe together?  And what progressive European policies can counter pessimism and legitimate worries with a positive alternative that is fit for the future?
With Europe Calling (#ec16fes), the Friedrich Ebert Foundation will address these questions and discuss them in Brussels (24th of February), Zagreb (24th of May), Athens (2nd of June), Düsseldorf (16th of June) and finally, in Berlin (20th of June).  Europe Calling is developing ideas for a social, fair and free Europe. Become a part of it! Follow the live stream and live bloging!

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