Future of Europe Debate: Are We Now Too Poor to Save the Planet? (event archive)

May 4, 2013 by   Filed under Europe Debate

Post 2020 climate and energy policy during the Eurozone crisis.Can Europe afford to go for deep decarbonization in the absence of a comprehensive global agreement? Is a continuous push for renewable energy affordable? Will a focus on renewable energy, rather than cheap energy, stunt economic growth? Should Europe have new nuclear construction? If yes, what […]

Europe Debate: Is the EU a Welfare-, Work-, or Social Investment-Based Community? (event archive)

March 29, 2013 by   Filed under Europe Debate

What are legitimate social policy objectives in times of prolonged economic crisis and enforced fiscal austerity? Is debt management a realistic priority in an aging society? Are the goals of the National Social Inclusion Strategy, the EU2020 and the European Commission’s Social Investment Pakcage consistent regarding social exclusion? Ever-increasing emphasis is put on reducing inequalities, […]

Should the EU Have a Common Military? (event archive)

June 27, 2011 by   Filed under Europe Debate

The final debate of this season centered around the question of  European security. Arguing in the affirmative were Lt. Zoltán Szenes (Zrinyi Miklós University) and Zoltán Gálik (Corvinus University). Arguing in opposition were former US Ambassador to NATO Kurt Volker (SAIS, CTR) and Csaba Törő(Hungarian Institute for International Affairs). Special thanks to the Allianz Kulturstiftung for sponsoring this event. Scroll down for the […]

Should Europe’s Energy Future Include Nuclear Power?

June 15, 2011 by   Filed under Europe Debate

The third of the CSS Europe Debate Series focused on European energy security, one of the most important issues that shape national and international policies. The disaster of Fukushima and the recent decision by Germany to shut down its nuclear power plants and turn its energy sector nuclear free, renewed the attention to this decades […]

Does Immigration Threaten European Identity? (event archive)

June 8, 2011 by   Filed under Europe Debate

The second debate of our CSS Europe Debate Series focused on European identity. Our debaters, Ágnes Heller (Philosopher), Erzsébet Nagyné Rózsa (Hungarian Institute of International Affairs), Péter Krekó (Political Capital), and Gergely Egedy (Corvinus) addressed the centuries old question about the struggle of Christianity and Islam for the “old continent”. Special thanks to the Allianz […]

Is There an East-West Divide in the European Union? (event archive)

April 12, 2011 by   Filed under Europe Debate

Marion Smith moderated a debate between two young scholars, Gergely Romsics (research fellow at the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs) and András Rácz (research fellow at the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs), who addressed the economic, cultural and historical differences of the new and old member states. Please visit our program page for more information […]