Is Europe disintegrating?
BSSB.BE Uniwersytet Warszawski 03.07.2018
Balkans Danube Germany
* A British historian, Prof. Timothy Garton Ash will deliver a lecture entitled “Is Europe disintegrating?”
Timothy Garton Ash is a Professor of European Studies at the University of Oxford. He is an expert in the late modern and contemporary history of Central and Eastern Europe. He is the author of nine political books concerning the transformation of Europe over the last 30 years. Essays of Prof. Ash are published regularly in the “New York Review of Books”. Professor also writes about international affairs in “The Guardian”.
- The EU does not seem to have a feasible strategy, as regards its own proclaimed goal to become a strong global player after Brexit, able to project ‘power’ (hard or soft) around the world.
- Sanctions against Russia because of the unresolved conflict in Ukraine yes – but also ‘dialogue’ with Putin (because the EU needs ‘Russian gas’, capitalists from France and Germany are keen on reviving their exports to Russia);
- co-operation with China and Russia to save the Iran deal yes – but no full confrontation with Trump; creating an ‘EU Defence Union’ yes – but in close co-operation with NATO, eager to deliver on its 2 per cent of GDP spending on the military, as Trump insists, and so on
- The publication is not an editorial. It reflects solely the point of view and argumentation of the author. The publication is presented in the presentation. Start in the previous issue. The original is available at: Uniwersytet Warszawski