The uncertainty surrounding the next German government remains, but one thing is clear, China will be among its central foreign policy challenges.
So where do German policymakers see the most important challenges, opportunities and scope for political action? To what extent will they pursue a new course or rely on continuity? What goals do Germany’s major political parties set for themselves for the next four years? How can major political projects such as the Indo-Pacific Strategy or the EU's Global Gateway connectivity initiative be brought to fruition? And what role do European partners, the transatlantic alliance or cooperation with other Asian states play in this?
MERICS will discuss these questions with leading foreign policy experts from the four largest parliamentary groups in the German Bundestag. We invite you to join our conversation.
- Franziska Brantner - MP, Die Grünen
- Roderich Kiesewetter - MP, CDU
- Nils Schmid - MP, SPD
- Johannes Vogel - MP, FDP
- Bernhard Bartsch - Director External Relations, MERICS
- Ariane Reimers - Senior Fellow, MERICS
The discussion will take place in German. We will provide simultaneous interpretation in English. The session will be recorded.