EU2012: Arab Spring and European Fall

Københavns Universitet
Promoting democracy abroad while fighting crisis at home

Recession dominates European politics, while democratization is the hot topic when debating the Arab Spring. Can the EU handle domestic problems and financial crisis while at the same time contributing positively to the democratic, economic and social changes in Northern Africa and the Middle East? Will the EU seize or miss a defining moment in history?

- Welcome by Ralf Hemmingsen, Rector at the University of Copenhagen
- Ole Wæver, Professor of International Relations, University of Copenhagen
- Carl Bildt, Sweden's Minister for Foreign Affairs
- Villy Søvndal, Denmark's Minister for Foreign Affairs
- Debate with the audience

Moderator: Michael Jarlner, International Editor, Politiken