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Debate: What are Polish / German views on the East?

May 13th 2020 / 16.00 CET: We cordially invite you to take part in the inaugural debate in the framework of the project titled “Ost/Wschód: German-Polish Debates on the East”.

May 8, 2020 - New Eastern Europe - Events

The event will be Live-streamed via Facebook and YouTube.

This debate will examine how Poland and Germany view the region of Eastern Europe. Both countries have a strong tradition in the region – either through Germany’s Ostpolitik or Poland’s Polityka Wschodnia.

You can watch the debate here:

In this debate we will address such questions as – What roles do history and geography play in Germany’s Ostpolitik and Poland’s Polityka Wschodnia? What are the commonalities to approaches of both countries? What are the differences? How does each country view the European Union’s position in the region? How do both states support the Eastern Partnership? What about relations with Russia and how did they change after the annexation of Crimea? What are recommendations for strengthening cooperation in this region?

The debate will feature:

Poland: Agnieszka Bryc – Assistant Professor at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

Germany: Wilfried Jilge – Associate Fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

The debate will be moderated by Adam Reichardt, editor of New Eastern Europe

A link with the event stream details will be available shortly to all those who registered.

If you’d like to submit questions ahead of time – please do so by email at: editors@neweasterneurope.eu

The debate is co-organised by the Jan Nowak Jeziorański College of Eastern Europe and the Deutsch-Russischer Austausch e.V. (DRA) and sponsored by the Heinrich Boell Foundation’s Warsaw Office as well as the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation.

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