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Dec 15
Latvia
Venue: SSE Riga Soros auditorium | Event type: Everyone

Open lecture by Lena Sommestad: The Swedish social welfare regime – a gender perspective

Open lecture by Lena Sommestad: The Swedish social welfare regime – a gender perspective

You are kindly invited to attend the open lecture by Professor Lena Sommestad. Currently, she is county governor in the Swedish province of Halland. Lena Sommestad was Minister for the Environment between 2002 and 2006, President of the Social Democratic Women in Sweden between 2011 and 2013, and a member of the Swedish Parliament from 2012 to 2014. She has a background as a professor in economic history.

Dec 15
Latvia
Venue: SSE Riga , Room 507 | Event type: Everyone

Open Workshop by Bruno Dallago: The strange fate of Brexit, Grexit and the Eurozone

The presentation deals with an anomaly in the European Union’s recent evolution. Two years ago, Great Britain’s exit from the EU seemed improbable, while Greece’s departure appeared imminent. The outcome was just the reverse. I explain the paradox, and examine its ramifications. The principal finding is that Brexit is more logical in view of the significant institutional differences between the European construction and Great Britain. Brexit may also be apt to be less disruptive than initially supposed if the EU responds constructively filling gaps in its institutional setup that reduce the system’s vulnerability to asymmetric shocks. Greece’s decision to remain is enhancing prospects for Eurozone reform.