Which developments will shape the EU in the coming year? How will the global geopolitical balance develop? What will happen to Europe's cohesion and society? Can the EU evolve as an 'indispensable power' for peace and security in Europe and the world, as High Representative/Vice President Mogherini said following the US elections? The EPRS kicks off the new year with a panel discussion on the internal and external challenges that will matter for the EU and the EP in 2017.