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Europe’s reluctant leader: Can Germany be an engine for the EU’s foreign and security policy?

Public Study Presentation and Expert Discussion
The podium discussion is part of a project on Germany’s role in the EU’s foreign and Security Policy and will present findings of the project’s FIIA report “Europe’s New Political Engine: Germany’s role in the EU’s foreign and security policy”.

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Germany fulfills a new leadership role in Europe that it never applied for. The trade tionally restraint Germany shoulders more responsibility on foreign and security policy matters. The diplomatic initiative in the Ukraine crisis, the EU sanction regime against Russia or the refugee deal with Turkey all feature a strong role played by Germany. Especially after the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU, a more proactive Berlin might have to fill the power vacuum in Europe. However, the new role of Germany prompts new questions worth discussing: How sustainable is an EU foreign and security policy based on German leadership? What instruments, policies and partners will Germany choose? What drivers in Germany define its relations to Russia and the United States and determine its stance on the use of military force?

The podium discussion is part of a project on Germany’s role in the EU’s foreign and Security Policy that the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung co-organizes with the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA). It will present findings of the project’s FIIA report “Europe’s New Political Engine: Germany’s role in the EU’s foreign and security policy”.

3:00 pm Words of Welcome

Juha Jokela

Director of the European Union research programme

Jakob Wöllenstein

Desk Officer Central and Eastern Europe, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

3:10 pm Presentation of the main findings of the study „Europe’s New Political Engine“

Elisabeth Bauer

Director of the KAS-Office for the Baltic States and Scandinavia

Niklas Helwig

Finnish Institute of International Affairs

3:45 pm Comments

Dr. Andreas Nick MdB

Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the German Bundestag

Judy Dempsey

Nonresident Senior Associate, Carnegie Europe, Brussels

Jana Puglierin

German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

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Akademie der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.
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10785 Berlin
Deutschland
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Jakob Wöllenstein

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Länderreferent für Osteuropa und die Baltischen Staaten

jakob.woellenstein@kas.de +4930 26996 -3458 +4930 26996 -53458
160823 Foreign Policy Bundeswehr Germany Security

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