Tuesday, May 28, 2013

SEMINAR: The Future of the EU as a Strategic Geopolitical Actor. - in Tbilisi

Georgian Political Science Association is pleased to invite you to its monthly seminar:

The Future of the EU as a Strategic Geopolitical Actor.

17:00, 28 May 2013


Ahto Lobjakas: analyst at the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute, PhD candidate at the University of Tartu. In 2000-2010, he was Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's correspondent in Brussels, closely covering the EU's and NATO's relations with FSU countries (as well as Afghanistan).

Abstract: The presentation will focus on the impact of the crisis on EU foreign-policy making, as well as the "balance of power" within the Union, as exemplified by the Cyprus crisis, which was treated as a purely euro-zone matter despite the potentially massive geo-strategic issues at stake. Author argues that, the EU's foreign and security policy has unraveled at this point, its only functioning structures the knee-jerk actions of the European Commission and the EEAS. Without political leadership, which will only return with a new basic EU treaty, the EU's relationships with other world powers and neighboring states will devolve to member state level.

Venue: Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS), 3a Chitadze str. Tbilisi. Georgia

This event is free and open to the public
Seminar will be held in English

euro|topics - Ahto Lobjakas

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