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Germany and a Europe of Defence

Place du Congrès, Brussels, Belgium

Participation in this event is free of charge.

Lunch Time Meeting

Germany and a Europe of Defence

This event is postponed til further notice because of the Corona virus


Please note that this meeting is canceled, you will be informed later of a possible new date.

Under this title, Hans-Peters Bartels, former chair of the Defence Committee of the Bundestag and currently Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces, argues in his latest book (Dietz Verlag, 2020) that Europe urgently needs military integration, as well as islands of functional cooperation. Individual examples of this have long been with us. They have gradually been amalgamating and forming a mainland. But at national level, resistance remains stubborn, even in Germany and France. How can the visionary project of a European army be realised, at long last? Please join us for a public debate with the author.


Registration from 15.30 – Meeting from 16.00 to 18.00


This event if organised in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

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Speakers list
Hans-Peters Bartels

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces, German Parliament

General Erhard Bühler

Commander, Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum, NATO

Kati Piri

Member of the European Parliament for the S&D Group (tbc)

Steven Blockmans

Director ad interim, CEPS and Professor of EU External Relations Law, University of Amsterdam