DGAP’s Morning Briefing on Geopolitical Challenges

Central Europe Reconfigured: Opportunities and Challenges for Germany
16 März 2023
Ort der Veranstaltung


Visual Morning Briefing 16.03.2023


Viktoria Grossmann, Warsaw Correspondent, Süddeutsche Zeitung

Kai-Olaf Lang, Senior Fellow, EU/Europe Research Division, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)

Milan Nič, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Order and Governance in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, DGAP

Chair: Henning Hoff, Executive Editor, Internationale Politik Quarterly, DGAP

Every Thursday morning at 8:30, DGAP’s Research Institute brings together experts and high-level guests to discuss the latest developments in geopolitics. This week’s session will focus on the current political configuration of Central Europe given the Czech Republic’s new president who assumed office last week. Petr Pavel’s landslide victory has been widely seen as a blow to the powerful populist trend in that region – a trend that will be tested in parliamentary elections in Slovakia and Poland later this year. We will also discuss a growing rift in the Visegrád Group where the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland are clashing with Viktor Orbán’s Hungary on Russia’s war in Ukraine. To what extent do these developments in Central Europe present an opportunity – or a challenge – for Germany to reengage with its eastern neighbors and partners?

Please register via events@dgap.org. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the DGAP Morning Briefing via Zoom. Participants will be able to ask questions via Zoom’s question and answer function during the discussion. You will find information related to data processing at https://dgap.org/en/zoom. Please note that this event will be recorded.

For any questions, please contact Yulia Loeva (events@dgap.org).