European Security and the War in Ukraine

A conference held – in cooperation with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Berlin – on European Defense and Security Policy in the context of the war in Ukraine.


First Panel:
Marieluise Beck, Member of Parliament, Bündnis90/Die Grünen
Johannes Regenbrecht, Special Envoy for Ukraine, Head of Ukraine Taskforce in the German MFA
Arjan Uilenreef, Strategic Policy Advisor, Europe Department, NL MFA
Stefan Meister, Head of Program on Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, Robert Bosch Center, DGAP
Winfried Schneider-Deters, Former Head of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Kyiv office
Second Panel:
Norbert Röttgen, Member of Parliament, CDU & Chairman of the foreign Affairs Committee of the German Bundestag
Peter van Ham, Senior Research Fellow, Transatlantic Relations, European security, Clingendael, Netherlands
Patrick Keller, Coordinator of Foreign & Security policy, Konrad-Adenauer Foundation
Thomas Lenk, Head of the Office of the Special Envoy for the German OSCE Presidency 2016, German MFA

Closing Remarks:
H.E. Monique van Daalen, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Berlin

Chaired by

First Panel:

Piotr Buras, Head of the Warsaw Office, ECFR

Second Panel:

Josef Janning, Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR Berlin


On May 18th 2015, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Berlin – in cooperation with the European Council on Foreign Relations – hosted a conference on a European Defense and Security Policy.

Under the Chatham House Rule the penalists, togehter with 30 representatives from the German Bundestag and Germany ministries, Embassies, media and think-tanks, discussed European security in the context of the war in Ukraine. The round table discussion was structured by two panels: The first penal adressed questions concerning the relationship between Europe and Russia. The second penal discussed the merits and limits of European Security organisations and the possiblity of a rivival of European Security Policy.