- Reinhard Bütikofer, MEP; Spokesperson for Foreign Policy, European Greens Parliamentary Group in European Parliament
- Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, MP; Deputy Head for Foreign & Security Policy, FDP Parliamentary Group in German Bundestag
- Siemtje Möller, MP; Spokesperson for Security Policy, SPD Parliamentary Group in German Bundestag
- Johann Wadephul, MP; Deputy Head for Foreign & Security Policy, CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group in German Bundestag
Jana Puglierin, Senior Policy Fellow & Head of Berlin office, ECFR
The challenges of today’s world are undermining the current German foreign policy consensus. The external building blocks of Germany’s outward-looking economy and foreign policy are under assault. As China and America increasingly use the global economy to compete with each other, the return of great power competition threatens to unravel globalisation. Washington is recalibrating the American security guarantee for Europe in the light of a new race for pre-eminence in the Pacific. The European Union is becoming more divided. In many areas, Germany’s status quo approach is no longer sustainable.
At the same time, a new ECFR survey shows that the permissive consensus in German society for an outward-looking and European Germany is increasingly under pressure.
The European Council on Foreign Relations is delighted to invite you to an online webinar ahead of the German federal elections in September discussing with key representatives from the major parties their party’s vision on German foreign & security policy. We want to know how the parties are responding to the new challenges and how they want to secure the support of the voters.