Event: The time has come? The future of European defence and security.

Author: SCGA
An article from SCGA editorial team. 

Event: Event: The time has come? The future of European defence and security.

Date: Sunday 12th May 2024

Time: 10 .30 – 12.30

Venue: Summerhall #1, Newington, Edinburgh EH9 1PL

Organisers: European Movement in Scotland, SCGA

An expert seminar as part of the Talking Europe weekend, organised by the Scottish Council on Global Affairs. Tickets are free of charge and can be booked via this page, from where the following is taken:

“In 1993, the Maastricht Treaty introduced the concept of a Common Foreign and Security Policy for the European Union. It was pre-dated by over 40 years by the North Atlantic Treaty, and the rejection of the European Defence Community Treaty.

The world has changed rapidly – in the former Yugoslavia, Ukraine, Georgia, Gaza, Syria and beyond. US support for NATO is questioned as never before, while the UK seeks a place in security and defence from outside of the EU.

An expert panel of academics and diplomats will look at what has changed, why, and what might lie ahead – for the continent and for the UK and Scotland.

  • Consul General Christiane Hullmann, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Professor Peter Jackson, Chair in Global Security, University of Glasgow; Executive Director, SCGA
  • Consul General Stéphane Pailler, French Republic
  • Professor Brigid LaffanEmeritus Professor at the European University Institute; Chancellor, University of Limerick
  • Consul General Ignacio Cartagena Núñez, Kingdom of Spain

The Scottish Council on Global Affairs are a funder of this event.

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