Invitation to the presentation of the book by
Markus Warasin
The Polarization of European Politics
Wednesday, 3 April 2019 at 19h00
(entry as from 18h30)
Representation of the European Region Tyrol – South Tyrol - Trentino
47, Rue de Pascale, 1040 Brussels


The Book


European politics is more polarized than ever. The former lack of conflict over EU policy decisions is being replaced by a lack of consensus. The agreements reached in Brussels are increasingly contentious, the European institutions seem increasingly fragmented and European political debate has become increasingly controversial. The asymmetric politicization of the European Union has manifold manifestations that produce not only negative but also positive criticism, and not only resistance against but also support for the political system. If politicization is not only understood as an obstacle to integration, but seen as having the potential to promote integration, the somewhat outdated drivers of European integration dynamics and policymaking, namely ‘deepening’ and ‘widening’, could be replaced or at least complemented by the new driver of ‘politicization’..

The Author

markus_warasinMarkus Warasin holds a PhD in Political Theory and History of Ideas from the University of Innsbruck and a MA in International Politics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He is an EU civil servant and is currently assigned to the cabinet of the President of the European

Vesna Caminades, Head of the Liaison Office Brussels of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano-Bozen/South Tyrol

Introduction to the book
Markus Warasin, Member Cabinet President of the European Parliament

Discussion panel
Arno Kompatscher, President of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano-Bozen/South Tyrol
Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament
Markus Warasin, Author and Member of the Cabinet Antonio Tajani


The book is written partly in English and partly in German. The event will take place in DE-EN-IT without simultaneous interpretation.
The event will be followed by a cocktail dinner.

We kindly ask to confirm your participation by 01 April 2019 using this Link .


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