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  • 8 December 2012

    The global economy, the future of the EU and the situation in the Middle East top the agenda at this year’s World Policy Conference in Cannes. At the invitation of Thierry de Montbrial, President of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), Minister Radosław Sikorski took part in a Conference panel organized on 8 December. Opis strony.

    The fundamental question remains the same: what future lies ahead for Europe? In my opinion, the desirable answer is a political union composed of member states, with no delusions about a uniform European superstate”, underscored Minister Radosław Sikorski during the Saturday panel “The future of the EU”. The debate focused on expected directions for the EU’s development, taking into account political, economic and monetary aspects.


    Minister Sikorski put forward concrete measures, such as the joint protection of the EU’s external borders, and emphasized the need to highlight the Union’s achievements, e.g. the fight against piracy off the Somali coast.

    Apart from Minister Sikorski, the panel also consisted of Antonio Vitorino, the former Portuguese Defence Minister, Joaquin Almunia, Vice-President of the European Commission, Hubert Védrine, the former French Foreign Minister, and Karl Kaiser representing the Harvard Kennedy School. 

    The World Policy Conference is an annual international seminar devoted to the promotion of democratic values and global economic governance. The first edition was organized in October 2008 by Thierry de Montbrial, founder and President of the IFRI. The fifth edition of the Conference is taking place on 7-10 December 2012.

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