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European Parliamentary Elections: What’s at stake? - 30 Apr 14

In an increasingly troubled time for the European Union, Sir Menzies Campbell, Stuart Wheeler, Mark Leonard, Prof Maurice Fraser, Dr Sara Hagemann and John Peet discuss the upcoming European parliamentary elections, and how their outcome will affect the EU and Britain's role in it. 

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Staff Profile: Olaf Boehnke

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Olaf Boehnke joined the European Council on Foreign Relations in September 2011 as Head of the Berlin Office. Previously he was a Senior Foreign and European Policy Advisor in the German Bundestag (2009-2011).Prior to that, he worked as Senior Program Officer at the Aspen Institute Germany (2007-2009). As head of the Middle East Department, he executed three conference programs on civil society issues in Iran, Syria and Lebanon. From 1999-2006 he was chief of staff and senior advisor to several members of the German Bundestag. Mr. Boehnke is also a visiting lecturer at the Otto-Suhr-Institut for Political Sciences at Free University Berlin. He received his M.A. from Free University, Berlin, where he studied International Relations, Political Science and Economics.

Olaf Boehnke has been publishing on European and transatlantic issues; he is a Marshall Memorial Fellow (2007) of the German Marshall Fund of the United States and an Aspen Fellow (2005/06) of the Aspen Institute Berlin.

Areas of expertise: European Foreign Policy, EU enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, Turkey, The Western Balkans, Middle East.

Languages: German, English.

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Recent Publications

Don’t pivot too quickly, Middle East tells US - Deutsche Welle, 5/12/12

Syrian Spillover into Lebanon: Must the West Act Now?  Judy Dempsey's Strategic Europe, Carnegie Europe

Warum wir trotz Finanzkrise ein starkes, global handelndes Europa in der Welt brauchen Stiftung Mercator Magazin 51, 2/2012



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Global Post
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Il Sole 24 Ore
23 Apr 14

ECFR paper "Syria's war economy" on Il Sole 24 Ore

Die Welt
23 Apr 14

Stefan Meister is quoted on the German-Russian Petersburg Dialogue

The Moscow Times
22 Apr 14

Stefan Meister on Belarus

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