It is common to hear complaints about the neoliberal character of European integration. Because there is a lot of evidence for the impact of neoliberal ideas in Europe from the single market program onward, it has been easy to overlook the opposition of neoliberals to many aspects of European integration, including objections to monetary union. Two
lines of neoliberal thought need to be distinguished to solve the paradox: supranational economic constitutionalism and cosmopolitan capitalism on the one hand, and neoliberal nationalism on the other. Unlike cosmopolitan neoliberals, neoliberal nationalists embrace social and cultural conservatism and are an important part of the spectrum of right wing party families, like the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe.
Light lunch will be served in the Atrium before the event.