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The time has come? The future of European Security and defence

An expert seminar as part of the Talking Europe weekend, organised by the Scottish Council on Global Affairs is taking place at Summerhall on Sunday 12th May.

The time has come? The future of European Security and defence

About The time has come? The future of European Security and defence

In 1993, the Maastricht Treaty introduced the concept of a Common Foreign and Security Policy for the European Union. It was pre-dated by over 40 years by the North Atlantic Treaty, and the rejection of the European Defence Community Treaty.

The world has changed rapidly - in the former Yugoslavia, Ukraine, Georgia, Gaza, Syria and beyond. US support for NATO is questioned as never before, while the UK seeks a place in security and defence from outside of the EU.

An expert panel of academics and diplomats will look at what has changed, why, and what might lie ahead - for the continent and for the UK and Scotland.

Consul General Christiane Hullmann, Federal Republic of Germany

Professor Peter Jackson, Chair in Global Security, University of Glasgow; Executive Director, SCGA

Consul General Stéphane Pailler, French Republic

Professor Brigid Laffan, Emeritus Professor at the European University Institute; Chancellor, University of Limerick

Consul General Ignacio Cartagena Núñez, Kingdom of Spain

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