Key topics are how Europe and the EU will tackle the challenges in areas such as health, environment, climate, digitalisation, migration pressure, tax and security. Moreover, how can EU cooperation help restore and promote the credibility of democracy in Europe and the rest of the world?
Neither the previous nor the current Norwegian government has responded to the EU's call, although the origins of the conference can be traced all the way back to French President Emmanuel Macron's speech in the Sorbonne in 2017 – and later Ursula von der Leyen's mandate to gain a majority in the European Parliament.
No other Norwegian environment, such as the Arena Center for European Studies, NUPI or others, has started Norwegian reflections. The discussion about Europe's future, which has not taken place since the conference on the EU Constitution in 2001, in which Norwegian members of the Storting participated, is taking place. . .
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