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You are cordially invited to celebrate Europe Day (9 May) at the first Melbourne Salon for 2014.
Over the next four years, there will be considerable reflection, in Europe and many other parts of the world, about the Great War, its consequences and the subsequent development after the Second World War of the European Union. France and Germany have been central to the evolution of a more closely bound Europe, right from the beginning, and their relationship continues to be central to the future of the EU.
What will that future be? The last few years have seen great uncertainty with regular predictions of its demise alongside claims that the EU will emerge from the crisis stronger, and more united than ever. Croatia, the newest member of the EU, and Latvia, the newest member of the Eurozone, clearly believe that closer integration in the EU will be to their benefit. How might that unfold? What role will France and Germany, Italy and Belgium, as key founding members of the European Economic Community, play in shaping the future characteristics of the EU?
Professor Bruce Wilson will explore these issues, touching on key moments in the history of the European Union and drawing out possible scenarios in response to the current challenges which the EU faces. He will be joined by Eva Schwemmer and Dr Natalie Doyle for a Q&A panel.
Cover charge is payable on the evening (includes wine and cheese) – cash only please.