„Unite in Diversity: Crossing Borders and Creating the Future of Europe”

European GSI Summer School – 13.9. - 22.9.2019

The European GSI School is an annual event, organised by the Gustav-Stresemann-Institute in Bonn. Partner-institutions such as the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are involved and have been supporting the Summer School for many years.



Prof. Dr. Paul J.J. Welfens

Chair in Macroeconomics and Jean Monnet Chair/University of Wuppertal, president of the European Institute for International Economic Relations (EIIW)&AICGS/JHU

Crossing borders is sometimes a most difficult job. Which border would you abolish immediately?

Prof. Dr. Paul J.J. Welfens: That between the EU and Switzerland - in several steps and assuming that such a development would be supported via referendum in Switzerland and the European Parliament as well. Switzerland is very much linked to the EU, economically and politically; and therefore a soft border regime would be useful signal.  

Creating the future needs priorities: What is the most important task the EU is facing in the next years?

Prof. Dr. Paul J.J. Welfens: The EU’s CO2 emissions trading system (ETS) should raise its coverage of emissions from the current 45% to 85% (corresponding to California's coverage) and this enhanced EU system should be exported to all G20Plus countries - read: G20+Nigeria - and finally all the ETS of the G20Plus countries should be integrated.


An accidental Brexit? 

21.9.2019, 11.00 - 13.00

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