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May 22, 2017

Event: ‘Joschka Fischer: The View from The Continent’

Henry Jackson Society

090d5752-6269-4a4a-972e-ca0d8c5c031cTIME:  13:30 – 14:30, 22nd May 2017

VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor
Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP


Joschka Fischer
Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany 1998-2005

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Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has inevitably sent ripples of uncertainty throughout Europe and beyond. Amongst all this noise, the questions at the core of the Britain’s decision to leave are: Will the British withdrawal move the remaining member states closer together, or aggravate the centrifugal forces that have rocked the European project to its core in recent years? Will Brussels respond to the grievances raised during the referendum campaign and agree to far-reaching structural reforms of the union? And what effect does Britain’s decision have on the remaining member states in terms of so-called ‘federalisation’ of Europe? These questions will also be at the centre of Joschka Fischer’s talk, as he will provide his assessment of the momentous developments of the past year and set out his vision for Europe in a time of great uncertainty and challenges.

The Henry Jackson Society and Project for Democratic Union are delighted to invite you to an event with Joschka Fischer, former Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany between 1998-2005, who will discuss  what the British decision to leave the European Union will mean for the future of the European integration process.

Joschka Fischer is a German politician of the Alliance ’90 / The Greens. He served as Foreign Minister and as Vice Chancellor of Germany in the cabinet of Gerhard Schröder from 1998 to 2005. Fischer has been a leading figure in the West German Greens since the 1970s, and according to opinion polls, he was the most popular politician in Germany for most of that government’s duration. Following the September 2005 election, in which the Schröder government was defeated, he left office on 22 November 2005. In September 2010 he supported the creation of the Spinelli Group, a euro parliamentarian initiative founded with a view to reinvigorate the strive for federalisation of the European Union.