Brexit Institute News

The War in Ukraine and the Future of the EU

On Thursday 31 March 2022 at 15:00 – 16:30 (IST) (16:00 – 17:30 (CEST)), the DCU Brexit Institute held an event on “The War in Ukraine and the Future of the EU”. The event focused on the implications of Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine on the future of EU integration, security and more.

The event was opened by Daire Keogh (President of DCU) and included a opening statement by Thomas Byrne TD (Minister of State for European Affairs of Ireland).

It was then be followed by a high-level roundtable of experts, chaired by Judy Dempsey (Senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of Strategic Europe) and featured:

  • Sacha Garben (Permanent Professor of EU Law, College of Europe, Bruges), who will discuss the impact of the war on the EU external relations, including developments in CFSP and CSDP
  • Anand Menon (Professor of European Politics, King’s College London & Director, UK in a Changing Europe), who will address how the war affects EU-UK cooperation in defense and foreign affairs post-Brexit
  • Kenneth McDonagh (Associate Professor of International Relations and Head of the School of Law and Government, DCU), who will speak to the Irish response, the changes in EU security and defence and the implications for neutrality
  • Federico Fabbrini (Professor of EU Law & Founding Director, DCU Brexit Institute), who focuses on the war’s implications for European integration and EU fiscal capacity and military capability

This was followed by a Presentation on the DCU Masters in European Law & Policy 2022-23.

The full programme is available and you can read the event report for an overview of the proceedings of the event

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