12
sep

The Crisis of European Security

14:00 - 18:00 | De Balie, Amsterdam

De groeiende spanningen tussen Rusland en Europa zet vraagtekens bij de veiligheid in Europa. Zijn de illegale annexatie van de Krim door Rusland en het aanhoudend conflict in Oost-Oekraine, tekenen van een nieuwe koude oorlog? Moeten we accepteren dat ons continent opnieuw wordt verdeeld in invloedssferen of is er nog een manier om uit deze impasse te komen door de dialoog aan te gaan met Moskou? Kom op 12 september naar Amsterdam en debatteer mee met internationale gasten en onze eigen minister van Buitenlandse Zaken, Bert Koenders. De voertaal tijdens deze bijeenkomst is Engels. Aanmelden via: https://europa.pvda.nl/

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Organised by the PvdA delegation in the European Parliament in cooperation with the Progressive Alliance of the Socialists and Democrats (S&D Group) and the Wiardi Beckman Foundation (WBS)

13:30 Welcome and registration

14:00 Opening by Kati Piri, PvdA Member of the European Parliament

14:10 “European Security Anno 2015: Hard Versus Soft Options” Moderator: Caroline de Gruyter, Journalist and columnist NRC Handelsblad Key note adresses by Karsten Voigt, Board member of the German Council on Foreign Relations, former MP for the SPD (1976-1998) and expert on Transatlantic Relations Stefan Füle, Former EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Q&A with the public

15:10 Two parallel sessions 1 Crisis in Europe: End of Common Security? Debate moderated by René Cuperus, Senior research fellow Wiardi Beckman Foundation Speakers: Knut Fleckenstein (Germany), MEP, Vice-President S&D Group Hannes Swoboda (Austria), President Kreisky Foundation and Former Chairman S&D Group in the European Parliament Michiel Servaes, MP, PvdA Spokesperson Foreign Affairs in Dutch Parliament First discussant: Karsten Voigt, Board member of the German Council on Foreign Relations, former MP for the SPD (1976-1998)

2 What role for the EU, OSCE and NATO in 2015? Debate moderated by Jan Marinus Wiersma, Senior Visiting Fellow, lingendael Institute of International Relations Speakers: Ioan Pascu (Romania), MEP, Vice-President of the EP Foreign Affairs Committee Angelien Eijsink, Vice-President NATO Parliamentary Assembly, MP, PvdA Spokesperson on Defense in the Dutch Parliament Bob Deen, OSCE  Head of Section/Senior Adviser for Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia First discussant: Stefan Füle, Former EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy

16:15 Coffee Break

16:45 plenary – short reports of part sessions by rapporteurs

17:00 “Speak Softly But Carry A Stick” Speech by Bert Koenders, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Q&A with Bert Koenders moderated by Caroline de Gruyter

17:55 Closing remarks by Kati Piri

18:00 Reception