Tuesday, July 5
French Council Presidency 2022 – What happened in the EU since January?
The French EU Presidency (PFUE) is marked by the war in Ukraine, which has shifted the priorities in current EU policy. At the same time, France’s Presidency was seen as extremely ambitious and wanted to advance major projects of the European Union, including new laws for the digital space, a Western Balkans conference, and the strengthening of police cooperation. In this crucial situation, the French government(s) had to respond to the new challenges at the European level.
What is the overall balance of the six-month PFUE, which achievements have been made, and how has France reacted to the war in Ukraine during the Presidency?
As head of the Representation of the European Commission in Paris, Valérie Drezet-Humez has a special insight into what is happening from a European perspective. Join the Webinar and exchange with her.
With Ms. Valérie DREZET-HUMEZ , Head of the Representation of the European Commission in France
Thursday, July 7
Russian Disinformation in the European Union
Whether on media broadcasters or on social media, Russia has used disinformation campaigns to create narratives as far back as the 2008 invasion of Georgia. One strategy: Spreading conflicting stories about events in order to create uncertainty.
The Russian government is also using its influence on state-funded media houses in the Ukraine conflict. Already more than 5000 cases of misinformation related to Ukraine were collected by EUvsDisinfo since 2014. This is a project of the European External Action Service to counter disinformation campaigns.
We would like to find out more about how the European Union is responding to these campaigns and what impact they are having beyond continental borders.
Therefore, we are very happy to welcome Lutz Guellner from European External Action Service, an expert on Russian disinformation.
Join us and learn more about this important topic!
Tuesday, July 12
The Euro: Creation, Management and Current Challenges
If you live in one of the 19 euro countries, you have probably often asked yourself where this piece of paper with a number and the € sign gets its value from. During this event, we will to get to the bottom of this question together with the Central bank of the Federal Republic of Germany.
In the joint event, we will look at how the euro has replaced national currencies since 2002 and has become an integral part of everyday life for over 300 million Europeans. An everyday component, about which one also sometimes worries. Greek crisis, Corona and the war in Ukraine—the common currency has already survived many crises.
How is European financial policy responding to the current challenges and rising prices? And what role do banks play at the European and national level?
Let’s find out together!
In cooperation with the Central Bank of the Federal Republic of Germany