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31-05-2013

"Emerging from the Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities for Europe" with Danuta Hübner MEP and former European Commissioner

A breakfast address by Danuta Hübner MEP, on "Emerging from the Crisis:Challenges and Opportunities for Europe" will take place this Friday 31 May at 8.30 am at the Institute of International and Economic Affairs, 8 North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1. To register contact the IIEA by tel. (01) 874.67.56 or email reception@iiea.com.

Ms. Hübner recently commented that the EU’s piecemeal approach to the economic crisis has not yet been embedded into a clear vision. In order for a far-reaching transformation to be completed, she believes that a number of important challenges must be addressed: growth must be kick-started, a way must be found to ensure the equitable participation of non-euro Member States in closer economic integration, and the legitimacy of Brussels decision-makers in the eyes of citizens must be strengthened. At this breakfast event, Ms. Hübner will consider these challenges, drawing on her considerable experience in the European Commission, the European Parliament and national government.

Brief Biography
Ms. Hübner is a prominent Polish academic economist and politician who, since the early 1990s, has played a central role in building the new Polish economy and integrating it into the European and world economies. She was Poland’s first Minister for European Affairs and subsequently the first Polish European Commissioner. Since 2009 she has been a Member of the European Parliament and Chair of the Parliament’s Regional Development Committee. Earlier in her career she served as Undersecretary General at the United Nations.

Link to website of MEP Danuta Hübner