In the past few years Europe faced several severe challenges both internally and externally. The way how the EU will deal with issues such as a changed security environment is crucial for its further development.
From October 9 – 13, the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union organised a capacity building for the post-Brexit generation under the motto “Why we’re stuck and how we want to get out of this”. 15 young Europeans discussed different aspects of the current challenges the EU is facing and developped concrete strategies for possible solutions. The diversity of the group not only lay in the wide geographical range of the participant’s home countries but also in their professional background: university students, PhD-candidates, researchers, activists and politicians as well as young people working in the fields of public administration, economics and international relations
Positions between the EU and the US diverge regarding democratic values and a business man approach when it comes to multi-lateral negotiations. The American policy on Russia and the new Franco-German sympathies will impact international relations.
Turkey has been waiting for its accession to the EU for now 30 years. A look into past, present and future of EU-Turkey relations explores the push and pull dynamics of the country's rocky path to EU membership