On Thursday,February 4th at 10 am, we hosted CAS SEE Weekly Seminar with Rafael Marín, moderated by CAS SEE executive director Sanja Bojanić. The seminar is entitled: “Existential challenges and threats for the European Union in a post Brexit, post-Trump and post-Covid world”.

This seminar focused on four aspects of utmost importance for the immediate future of the integration process in a short of panoramic view:

  1. The search for European strategic autonomy.
  2. The relationship with China in the context of the signing of an agreement in principle regarding investment between the EU and China, last December 30th, 2020.
  3. The question of left-right national-populisms, illiberal democracies, and the rule of law.
  4. The economic recovery plan for the European Union.

The main aim of the talk was to suggest ideas and room for debate and exchange of views, taking into account the perception and impressions from a young Member State such as Croatia.

Rafael Marín (University of Granada, Spain) is an Assistant Professor of Public International Law (Profesor Ayudante Doctor de Derecho Internacional Público y Relaciones Internacionales) at the University of Granada (Spain). He obtained his Ph.D. in Law at the University of Granada. Master of Laws (LL.M.) at the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium), 2010-2011. He was awarded on behalf of the Curatorium of The Hague Academy of International Law with a scholarship to attend the 2015 Summer Courses on Public International Law. He has published numerous articles among others on the following topics: the protection of fundamental rights in European Union Law (EU’s accession to the European Convention on Human Rights, rights of people with disabilities…), the implications for the European and Spanish economic security of the reemergence of China, as well as the reservations made by Islamic states to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.

Watch the CAS SEE Weekly Seminar with Rafael Marín: