The Eastern Partnership as a Priority

A Task Force presents its recommendations for German foreign policy

06/02/2012 | 14:00 - 15:30 | DGAP Rauchstr. 17 10787 Berlin | Invitation only

Expert Round Table

Category: Eastern Partnership

In a seven-point comprehensive position paper, eight high-level political figures called for stronger German engagement in Eastern Europe and the Caucuses. “The Eastern Partnership is of central importance” for German and EU foreign policy. The German government should appoint a special representative to bring forward the German position. On February 6, the task force met at the DGAP to present their report, which is now available as a DGAPstandpunkt.

Fotos: Dirk Enters

The “Task Force Eastern Partnership” was introduced in September 2011 as a cooperation project between the DGAP and the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The group’s members are Markus Meckel, Georg Milbradt, Friedbert Pflüger, Christian Schwarz-Schilling, Rainder Steenblock, Rita Süssmuth, Günter Verheugen, and Karsten D. Voigt. It is coordinated by Irene Hahn and Gereon Schuch.

The group’s goals are to spread the momentum for the Eastern Partnership that was generated by Poland’s EU Council Presidency in the second half of 2011, to reflect the EU’s relations with its eastern neighbors, and to critique German foreign policy.

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