Is there a Central Europe between Germany and Russia? Issues Co-operation and Security

Expert debate and presentation of key concepts and findings of recent publications

15. 1. 2013 (15:00)

Tento obsah není aktuální ÚMV, Nerudova 3, Prague 1

Petr Drulák – Zlatko Šabič (eds.) "Regional and International Relations of Central Europe", Palgrave
Barbora Veselá (ed.) "The EU, Germany, Central Europe and Russia: Determinants of the EU´s Foreign Policy towards Russia", Friedrich Ebert Stiftung/IIR


15:00 – 15:20
Introduction: Petr Drulák, Director of the IIR; Anna Kárníková, FES

Key note speech on the concept of Central Europe: Petr Drulák, Director of the IIR

15:20 – 16:40 Panel Discussion I. – Central Europe in a new European Constellation
Chair: Petr Drulák, Director of the IIR
Michal Kořan, Institute of International Relations: Relevance of Visegrad Group in Central Europe.
Vladimír Handl, Institute of International Relations: Germany and Central Europe: Differentiated co-operation instead of Mitteleuropa.
Vladimír Bartovic, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

16:40 – 18:00 Panel Discussion II. – Security in Central Europe
Chair: Representative of the FES (tba)
Hans-Joachim Spanger, Member of the Executive Board, Head of Research Department, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF): Germany, NATO and Russia.
Vít Střítecký, Institute of International Relations: Atlanticism in Central Europe and the Potential of the CESDP.
Tomáš Ehler, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic: Czech-German-Russian energy relations.
Jan Havránek, Deputy Director, Defence Policy and Strategy Division of Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic

18:00 End of the event and modest refreshment

The preliminary programme you can download here.

Working language

  • English



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