Event takeaways, publication launches and more from the network.
Stories from the MED network
New MED publication sheds light on the rocky relationship between Italy and the European Union.
On 13-15 June 2019, 16 Members of national Parliaments from 12 different EU countries - among which Italy, Estonia, Lithuania, Spain, Slovenia, Croatia and Romania - gathered in Rome for the first Mercator European Dialogue seminar on “New Political Leadership for a New Europe”.
A new joint initiative between the national parliaments of France and Germany hopes to deepen their relations and strengthen the cooperation between the two countries.
Truth or Tale? Fact-checking, Disinformation and Fake News in European and National Election Campaigns
On 2-3 May 2019, 18 Members of Parliament from 12 different EU member states came together in Barcelona to discuss fact-checking, disinformation and fake news in the context of the upcoming European elections and beyond.
The latest edition of Carnegie Strategic Europe’s Judy Asks column, featuring members of the Mercator European Dialogue Network, was inspired by the 6th Mercator European Dialogue on the theme “Europe: Is the System Broken?”, in Rome on February 1–3, 2019.
On the weekend of 1-3 February 2019, 61 Members of Parliament from 22 different EU member states came together in Rome to listen, discuss and collect a variety of national perspectives on the state of and challenges to the current political system and the EU, addressing the question “Europe: Is the system broken?”
To recommence the Brexit talks after the summer, the DCU Brexit Institute in Dublin partnered up with the MED to organise a panel debate on the possibility of a no-deal Brexit.
At the European Forum Alpbach, members of the MP Steering Committee discussed the role of the MED for the work of parliamentarians and reflected on future goals and opportunities.
During the annual European Forum Alpbach, MPs from the Mercator European Dialogue (MED) network gathered to discuss the current state and future of European democracy, particularly addressing the role of participatory politics.
On 10 July 2018, Mercator European Dialogue network members from 10 EU and non-EU states met during the NATO Summit in Brussels to discuss the security challenges facing Europe today.