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Eric Beinhocker speaks on the future of the EU

04 Aug 2017

INET Oxford Executive Director Eric Beinhocker spoke at France’s annual summer gathering of economists, policymakers, and media in Aix-en-Provence.  Hosted by Le Cercle des Economiques, the event gathers 4,000 people and 230 speakers from 30 countries for 3 days of intense discussions on challenges faced by France, Europe, and the world.  Eric spoke on the “Future of Social Europe” and argued that the EU faces four interlinked crises:  1) the euro, 2) Brexit, 3) migration, and 4) democratic legitimacy.  He proposed that a multi-track EU - outlined in his INET Oxford working paper - could provide a more flexible structure for dealing with these difficult and simultaneous challenges.
 
A video of the session (in French) is here 
 
Image: ©Glasshouse for Les Rencontres Economiques d’Aix-en-Provence 2017