Upcoming event: Reforming the EU: A view from Poland by Ryszard Petru

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Recent elections in the Netherlands and France have shown that the citizens’ desire of a strong European Union has not dissolved. Nevertheless, the EU stands at crossroads and has to re-define itself, especially when looking at the Member States to the East.

Poland’s relationship with the EU has deteriorated since the conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party came into power. The first ever “rule-of-law procedure” undertaken by the European Commission against Poland, points to a bigger problem: the rise of illiberal democracy in some countries of the EU. In which direction is Poland heading and what are the chances to stop the democratic slide?


What strategies does the opposition party pursue to regain ground domestically? How do they see the future of the EU and how does Polish society see it?

Join us for a breakfast discussion with the leader of the liberal party Nowoczesna, Ryszard Petru, who will deliver an exclusive view on the state of play of Polish and European politics as a whole.




A joint event series of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and ALDE Party


Friday, 23 June 2017

Registration & Light Breakfast: 8:15h

Event: 8.30 – 9.30h



Kindly register to this event at http://tinyurl.com/yazuporp *



Venue: Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom,

Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels





Ryszard Petru

Nowoczesna, Poland






Dr. Detmar Doering

Project Director Prague

Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom





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