Two Elecions in Southern Europe
2019. szeptember 30. 16:00 - 18:00
Seminar on contemporary political developments in Greece and Portugal
Date: 30th September, 2019
Venue: Institute of Political History (Budapest, Alkotmány u. 2.)
In the recent months, a lot of attention was given to the elections for the European Parliament and the subsequent launch of a new political cycle in the EU institutions. However, 2019 is also a year of important elections for national parliaments. One of those that have already taken place is the election for the Greek parliament, and another one, still forthcoming, the general election in Portugal (scheduled for October 6).
This event will inform the audience about key developments in these two countries in party politics, highlighting the role of progressive forces in particular. However, a simultaneous assessment of contemporary Greek and Portuguese politics also allows for a discussion on what Southern Europe went through in the past decade, and how the position of the Southern European countries has changed in a transforming European Union.
Host: Gábor Egry (Director General, IPH)
Chair: László Andor (Secretary General, FEPS)
Vassilis Ntousas (Senior International Relations Policy Advisor, FEPS)
Maria Freitas (Senior Policy Advisor, FEPS)
Zoltán Pogátsa (Associate Professor, University of West Hungary)
András Bíró-Nagy (Director of Strategy, Policy Solutions)
16.00 Opening by Host and Chair
16.15 Presentation by Speakers
16.45 Interventions by Discussants
17.00 Q&A with Audience
17.30 End of seminar
Language regime: The event takes place in English only.