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The European Political Community

Old wine in new bottles or a new start?

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When

09 December 2022

11:30 - 13:00 CET

Where

Online

In this online discussion, the panel will share their insights and views on the newly established European Political Community.

Russia’s aggression against Ukraine confronted the EU with the need to strengthen the security and stability of the continent in response to unprecedented threats. The President of the French Republic and various other political leaders at the EU and national levels have called for a new framework including all countries on the continent sharing basic political values and willing to engage in addressing shared challenges.

The first summit bringing together EU leaders and those of other European countries invited to join the European Political Community (EPC) took place in early October in Prague. However, the concept remains relatively vague. While some argue that the EPC creates an inclusive framework for dialogue and practical cooperation, others question the focus and added value of the initiative. 

In this online discussion, a panel of experts will share their insights on the key questions on the current agenda, followed by an open debate with all participants. The discussion will centre around questions such as: 

  • What is the added value of the EPC and what challenges does it face?
  • How does the EPC relate to the EU enlargement process and to other arrangements for regional cooperation?
  • What are the top two or three priorities that the EPC should pursue after its launch?

The event is open to all and takes place online in zoom. To attend and participate in the Q&A, please register. 

Contact(s):

STG Events

Scientific Organiser(s):

Teona Giuashvili (EUI)

Speaker(s):

Piotr Buras (Head of ECFR’s Warsaw office and a Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations)

Michel Duclos (Special Advisor for Geopolitics, Institut Montaigne; Former Ambassador)

Barbara Lippert (Director of Research, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP))

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