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European Union: Challenges and Opportunities

18 Dec 2018
By Professor Philomena Murray

An era of uncertainty presents the European Union with both challenges and opportunities.

The EU faces challenges including the impact of austerity measures on women and youth as well as the influx of refugees. She then describes how Brexit will dilute the benefits previously enjoyed by UK citizens. She finally notes the growing ties between the EU and both ASEAN and China.

Philomena Murray is Professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne and Vice-President of the Board of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) Research Committee on European Unification (RC3). She holds Australia’s only Personal Jean Monnet Chair (ad personam) awarded by the European Union. She is an Adjunct Senior Fellow of the National Centre for Research on Europe at the University of Canterbury, an Australian Research Council ‘expert of international standing’ and an external assessor for the European research grant agencies.

Interview by Flavia Bellieni Zimmermann.

Video edited by Tommy Chai.