‘La Nau’ hosts a debate about the challenges of the European Union and future perspectives

Paz Andrés Sáenz de Santa María.
Paz Andrés Sáenz de Santa María.

On the 25th of March, the professor of Public International Law of the University of Oviedo, Paz Andrés Sáenz de Santa María, will give the conference ‘Los desafíos de la Unión Europea’ framed by the cycle ‘Las razones de Europa’ of the ‘Escola Europea de Pensament Lluís Vives’. The conference will take place in the Aula Magna in the cultural centre ‘La Nau’ at 7 p.m. The entry is free until seating capacity.

The European Union (EU) goes through a particularly complicated phase. To the uncertainty and consequences of Brexit the risks of disintegration of the rule of law in some of the member countries are added. At the same time, still remains the task to consolidate the economic and monetary union, to reinforce the foreign and common safety policy and to reform politics regarding asylum and migration.

Being the elections to the European Parliament next April, followed by the designation of a new European Commission, the current context of uncertainty in the EU could be consolidated. In the conference, Sáenz de Santa María will ask to these different aspects and she will remark the different future perspectives for the European process of integration.

Paz Andrés Sáenz de Santa María is a professor of Public International Law in the University of Oviedo. Her research areas deal as well as with the public international law as with the European Union law.  Since December of 2005, she is member of the Scientific Council of the Elcano Royal Institute of strategic and international studies and has been in charge of the Spanish magazine of International Law. Currently and since March of 2017, she is a university defender of the University of Oviedo and member of the Council of the Government of the Bank of Spain since December of 2018.

The ‘Escola Europea de Pensament Lluís Vives’ is a cultural project, driven by the Office of the Vice-Principal for Culture and Sports, with the management of the University of Valencia General Foundation, which is conceived as a space to reflect and for the participative and critical debate about the current issues. Furthermore, the Escola has the participation of other institutions such as the public administration or the civil society: The Generalitat Presidency; Valencia’s city hall; the Council of Transparency; the Council of Education, Research, Culture, and Sports; Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua; the Institute Alfons el Magnànim; ‘Escuela Europea de Humanidades’ and ‘Caixa Popular.’

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