Policy Forum

The Future of Liberalism in the European Union

September 23, 2003 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

1st floor/Wintergarden

Featuring Patrick Basham, Senior Fellow Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute; Irwin Stelzer, Director of Economic Policy Studies, Hudson Institute; and Helen Szamuely, Director of Research, The Bruges Group.

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There are two competing visions of European integration. Market liberals argue that the European Union should be no more than a free‐​trade area. Others see pan‐​European economic integration as a means to political unification of the Continent. It is clear that the latter vision has triumphed over the former. What role does the European Union and its proposed constitution leave for free markets and limited government? Please join our panel of experts for this interesting discussion.