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NATO-EU Relations in an Age of Anxiety

CEU building
Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The European security environment has undergone radical changes in the past years. The stalemate in Ukraine, Donald Trump’s presidency, the threat of terrorism and border externalization are reshaping how Europe sees itself and its security. This reforging of European security identity also affect how member states renegotiate NATO’s role in collective security. The conference seeks to contribute to the ongoing debate by focusing on how EU-NATO relations impact on the European security environment. Panelist will discuss the state-of-play and future of EU-NATO cooperation from PESCO to weapons procurement. 

09:30-10:00 Registration

10:00-10:10 Opening remarks:

  • Péter Balázs – Director, Center for European Neighborhood Studies
  • Beate Martin & Jörg Bergstermann – Co-Heads of Office, Friedrich Ebert Foundation Budapest

10:10-10:40 Keynote:

  • Hans-Peter Bartels – Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces (SPD), German Bundestag

10:40-11:00 Q&A

11:00-12:10 NATO and European Security: Synergies and Conflicting Issues

  • Antonio Calcara – Researcher, LUISS Guido Carli University, Italy
  • Bence Németh – Adjunct Professor, King’s College London, UK
  • Danielle Piatkiewicz – Research Fellow, EUROPEUM, Czech Republic

Panel chair: Maryna Vorotnyuk – Research Fellow, Center for European Neighborhood Studies

12:10-13:00 Buffet Lunch

German-to-English interpretation will be provided