Dahrendorf Symposium: “Europe must unite, or become irrelevant”
Guest blog by Marcel Wollscheid26 May 2016
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Under the theme “Europe and the World – Global Insecurity & Power Shifts,” high-ranking politicians, diplomats, scientists and foreign policy experts are discussing challenges for European foreign policy at the Dahrendorf Symposium 2016 in Berlin.
The opening discussion of the Symposium at the Akademie der Künste in the centre of Berlin revolved around “Europe in an Era of Global Power Shifts.” Norbert Röttgen (CDU, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the German Parliament), Fuat Keyman (Director of the Istanbul Policy Center), former Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy and political scientist Constanze Stelzenmüller (Brookings Institute) participated in the opening panel moderated by journalist Juliette Foster.
Over the course of the discussion, the EU’s handling of the refugee crisis crystallized to be one of the most important challenges for Europe’s future on the world stage.
— About the author: Marcel Wollscheid is the Editor-in-Chief of www.treffpunkteeuropa.de
The opinions expressed in this blog contribution are entirely those of the author and do not represent the positions of the Dahrendorf Forum or any of its hosts Hertie School of Governance, London School of Economics and Political Science and Stiftung Mercator.