18 December 2017

Less Populist, More Popular: My vision for the EU in 2018

Location 18:30-20:00, Shaw Library, 6th Floor, LSE Old Building. Speakers | Pierre Moscovici & Iain Begg (chair).
General view of the Plenary chamber in Brussels - PHS Hemicycle - Plenary session week 46 2014

If 2016 was the year in which populism swept Britain and America, 2017 saw the populists defeated – albeit narrowly – in some key European elections. As we look ahead to 2018, Moscovici warns that the war against nationalists and anti-European populists is far from over.

In this speech, the EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, will set out his political priorities for the coming year which will see key decisions by EU leaders on the deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union; further moves to boost tax transparency and reform corporate taxation in the wake of the Paradise Papers, and the conclusion of Greece’s financial assistance programme after more than seven years.

Speaker: Pierre Moscovici (@pierremoscovici) is European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs.

Chair: Iain Begg (@IainBeggLSE), Academic Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum at LSE IDEAS and Professorial Research Fellow at the European Institute.

This event is hosted by the Dahrendorf Forum in collaboration with LSE IDEAS, and the LSE European Institute.

LSE IDEAS (@lseideas) is LSE’s foreign policy think tank. We connect academic knowledge of diplomacy and strategy with the people who use it.

The LSE European Institute (@LSEEI) is a dedicated centre for the interdisciplinary study of processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe.

This event is open to all but a ticket is required. Tickets will be available through Eventbrite from Monday 11 December.

Twitter hashtag for this event: #LSEEU. The event will be live-tweeted.