The event is part of our new ‘Book Club’ series, an exclusive series of events that proves books still matter. In each 60-minute session, participants have a chance to put their questions to authors of critically-acclaimed books, tackling some of the key issues that will shape Europe and the world in the months and years to come. Participation is by invitation only.
12.30 - 13.00
Welcome and registration of participants
13.00 - 14.00
Imagine an undivided Eurasia linked by strong trade, infrastructure, economic and digital connections where people, goods and services can move around freely and ideas flow just as smoothly across borders. Ambitious new connectivity blueprints – including China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, Russia’s Eurasian economic cooperation plans and Europe’s Trans-Europe Networks scheme- have the potential of drawing Eurasia together into a massive market covering 70% of the world’s population, 75% of energy resources, and 70% of GDP. Challenges abound of course, including in the security domain. But Eurasian integration could be a game-changing development with vital implications for Europe, Asia and global economic relations in the 21st Century.
Friends of Europe is delighted to welcome Bruno Maçães, former Portuguese Secretary of State for European Affairs, to discuss his recently-launched book 'The Dawn of Eurasia: On the Trail of the New World Order'. Weaving together history, diplomacy and real-life accounts from his six-month overland journey across Eurasia from Baku to Samarkand, Vladivostock to Beijing, Maçães provides a fascinating portrait of an-already shifting geopolitical landscape.
Shada Islam, Director for Europe & Geopolitics at Friends of Europe
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Tel.: +32 2 893 98 12
This event is by invitation only.