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Germany’s Role in EU Foreign Policy and the Challenge of Ukraine

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Lucia says: 27 May 2014 23:53

Why are you in the European Parlament are so worried that the nationalists are coming to power in EU? You have yourselves helped to put nationalists, much worse than that, to power in Ukraine. You have given the example what and how it can happen. Expect now the same thing happening in the EU. The only thing that would stop the fascists in Ukraine from killing civilians with you total support is cooperating with Russia and condemn the fascism that you unleashed in Ukraine. You have created a huge training camp for the nationalists of all countries on the territory of Ukraine. Don't think that they will not use it and then apply what they learned in their own countries. If you think you have not created your own downfall - you have learned nothing from world war 2. It is really a shame to call that a democracy. It has been a total disillusionment for everyone, and it will be the end of EU. You can see it already in the results of the elections.

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20 May 2014 @ 12:45

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About the Speech:

Recent events in Ukraine highlight the growing challenges facing the European Union in the field of foreign policy. Against the backdrop of this crisis, Judy Dempsey and Pádraig Murphy examined the increasingly important role of Germany as a foreign policy actor in EU and world affairs.

About the Speaker:

The keynote speaker is Judy Dempsey, nonresident Senior Associate at Carnegie Europe and Editor in Chief of the Strategic Europe blog. She is the author of the book The Merkel Phenomenon (Das Phänomen Merkel, Körber-Stiftung Edition, 2013). Since the 1980s, she has written extensively on international issues, primarily relating to Central and Eastern Europe, including for the International Herald Tribune, the Financial Times, the Irish Times, and the Economist.

The respondent is Pádraig Murphy, Chair of the IIEA Foreign Policy Group and author of ‘Germany’s Place in the World’ (December 2013). He previously served in the Irish diplomatic service, including as Ambassador to the Soviet Union, the Federal Republic of Germany, Spain, and Japan, and as Political Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs. During the Irish Chairmanship of the OSCE in 2012, he acted as Special Representative for the South Caucasus.

Theme: Foreign Policy and ESDP 

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