May 16, 2019

James Sherr Spoke at the Conference in Sibiu on the Future of Europe

On 8-10 May, an international conference on “The Future of Europe. Perspectives of Contemporary Developments” was held in Sibiu, Romania, on the margins of the European Council summit of 9 May.

The high-level conference brought together officials, academics and think tank experts to discuss the current developments within the EU and in the international context. At the panel on  ‘The EU — Partners and Vicinities’, James Sherr set out his view as to why the gap between Russian and European visions of European security was unlikely to be bridged. As a  discussant at the panel, ‘The security and defence of Europe’ he drew attention to the EU’s distinctive contributions but also painted a sobering picture of the steps required to acquire operational autonomy from NATO’.

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