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Né Centauro né Chimera. Modesta proposta per un'Europa plurale



Né Centauro né Chimera. Modesta proposta per un'Europa plurale

Presentation of the book Né Centauro né Chimera. Modesta proposta per un'Europa plurale (Marsilio, 2016) by Antonio Armellini and Gerardo Mombelli.

The author Antonio Armellini will be present, in dialogue with John Lloyd, Lucrezia Reichlin and Paola Subacchi. Chaired by Angela Antetomaso.

Europe is facing the challenge of an economic crisis which shows no sign of abating, as well as a controversial globalization. Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s victory marks the reversion to the absolute primacy of national sovereignties, thus strengthening the opinions of those who radically criticize the political orders built by the European Union this far. Through its several enlargements, the Union acquired different and often contradictory traits, divided between those who are inclined towards federal hypothesis and those who opt for an integration limited to the free movement of goods and services.

These are not separate aspects of the same process, to be managed in a flexible way thanks to different speeds. It is rather about different ranges and courses, independent and parallel to each other. In order to retrieve its power to act, Europe has to acknowledge its pluralism and therefore officialize the existence of two Europes: a more political one (basically supranational), and an intergovernmental one (limited to the market). Both of them should be free to move, without interferences and overlappings. This will require a huge negotiating effort, but there’s no alternative if we really want to contribute in order to reduce the global disorder and restore a renewed Union with its desire and ambition to matter.

Antonio Armellini is an Italian diplomat. He served in many Government of Italy offices, including the private office of Foreign Minister and subsequently Prime Minister Aldo Moro. He was spokesman for EC Commissioner Altiero Spinelli in Brussels from 1972 to 1974. During the 1980s and 1990s he served in many foreign diplomatic postings, including Warsaw, Addis Ababa and London. He was roving ambassador to the CSCE from 1990 to 1992. He subsequently became ambassador to Algeria, India, ambassador at large in charge of international terrorism, Head of the Italian mission and special envoy to Iraq in 2003, Permanent Representative to the OECD in Paris.

John Lloyd is a journalist, presently contributing editor to the Financial Times, where he has been Labour Editor, Industrial editor, East European Editor, and Moscow Bureau Chief.

Lucrezia Reichlin is Professor of Economics at London Business School; Non-Executive Director of UniCredit Banking Group; Research Director at the Centre for Economic Policy Research; and Chair of the Scientific Council at the Brussels-based think-tank, Bruegel.

Paola Subacchi is Senior Research Fellow, Global Economy and Finance of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House),of which she directed the International Economy Department. Her research focuses on international monetary system and financial institutions governance. Her last book, The People’s Money. How China is building a global currency has been published by Columbia University Press. She is Visiting Professor at the University of Bologna and regularly collaborates with Project Syndicate, Foreign Policy and Huffington Post Italy.

Angela Antetomaso is a London-based TV Anchor and Host with eighteen years daily experience on air. Angela started her career as a TV Presenter in New York, working initially at CNN International and then at Bloomberg Television. She went on working for Bloomberg for a few more years, until Enrico Mentana headhunted her and asked her to become the face of ClassCNBC, the new Italian-speaking channel of CNBC. Since then, Angela has been hosting, daily, several live shows with in-depth interviews and insights. Over the years, Angela has also regularly contributed to CNBC Europe and CNBC US with markets updates and commentary, and has provided daily business and financial news to various Italian channels: Mediaset (Tg5,, Sky (SkyTg24), Class TV. Since 2010, Angela is also a Member of the Board of Directors of the Master of Science in Management at Cass Business School, City University, London.



Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

Organized by : ICI London

Entry : Free


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