Visiting Assistant Professor of Government Calin Trenkov-Wermuth ’00 participated in a roundtable discussion on challenges for European foreign and security policy at London’s Centre for European Reform (CER). The discussion, which included officials from the House of Commons and from the U.S. embassy in London, journalists from the New York Times and The Independent, as well as representatives of various European think tanks, focused on the alarming situation in the Ukraine and on other challenges for European policy in the EU’s extended neighborhood.
According to its website, the Centre for European Reform is a think-tank devoted to making the European Union work better and strengthening its role in the world. The CER is pro-European but not uncritical. It regards European integration as largely beneficial but recognises that in many respects the Union does not work well. It also thinks that the EU should take on more responsibilities globally, on issues ranging from climate change to security. The CER aims to promote an open, outward-looking and effective European Union.