Balazs on "The Troubles of Europe" at Council on Foreign Relations

Professor Peter Balazs, director of CEU's Center for European Neighborhood Studies recently joined other experts for a discussion on "The Troubles of Europe" at the Council on Foreign Relations in the U.S. 

Faced with a massive influx of refugees coupled with an aging domestic population, Europe’s economic well-being is increasingly at stake. By tying demographic realities to economic affairs, the panel of experts assess the severity of the situation, its security implications, and potential geopolitical resolutions going forward. 

"I think the EU can speak three kinds of languages with external partners in a proper way," said Balazs. "These are trade, aid, and enlargement. When we speak about those three, then the EU has clear messages."

The other experts were Heidi Crebo-Rediker, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and Anand Menon, professor of European politics and affairs at King’s College London. Laura Zelenko of Bloomberg moderated the discussion on the current state of Europe’s shifting demographic reality.

Video link and transcript available here