João Carlos Espada

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Director of the Institute for Political Studies, Catholic University of Portugal
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“This idea of creating a sort of constitutional dogma, that If you are in favour of the European Union you have to be in favor of an ever closer Union, we usually say ‘more Europe ever more Europe’ … I don’t agree with that." - João Carlos Espada
Time Question
0:02 Do you identify as a European?
0:58 What was your formative European moment?
2:52 What was the worst moment in recent European history?
5:10 What was the best moment in recent European history?
6:08 What is the single most important thing the EU has done for you personally?
7:19 What is the one thing you would most like the EU to have achieved by 2030?
11:18 Do you think that there are particular policies or policy topics that the EU is particularly well suited to serve as an example for?
15:55 Would you avoid labelling your view on the EU?