Federalisation of Europe – Is It Possible?

The Federation is a state body made up of several state entities that have their own autonomy within the whole federation but with a common (federal) government. This phenomenon is the opposite of unitarism and centralism. The question is whether it is in the interest of EU countries to implement such a political union. Does this mean the end of nation states in the EU? Can United States of Europe.

We cordially invite you to the discussion panel titled ” Federalisation of Europe – Is It Possible?”, which will take place as part of the 28th Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdroj. During the panel, guests will try to answer the following questions: Is EU federation possible? Is it possible to combine such diverse countries? Will EU countries be willing to give up partial sovereignty? What should be an integrating element that will keep the “European federation” together? Which federal states will be the model pattern for the EU?

Is this just a theory or is the realization of such a concept real? Can the assumption of federalisation strengthen or weaken the EU? What federation of countries can serve as an example for the EU? What form of government works better for federations: republic or monarchy (Australia, Canada)? From what components would be the future European federation created (provinces, states, federal states, regions, republics, oblasts)? Was the idea of federalisation only part of the pre-election SPD campaign in Germany?

Guests from Poland, Great Britain, Romania, Italy and Hungary will take part in the discussion. The panel discussion will be moderated by Slawomir Debski, director of the Polish Institute of International Affairs. The voice from the country leaving the EU will be represented by the leader of the European People’s Party (UK EPP), Dirk Hazell. The General Director of the Romanian Diplomatic Institute Dan Petre will present Romania’s point of view. Hungary will be represented by Laszlo Vasa, Chief Advisor at the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary. The Italian point of view will be presented by Francesca Traldi.