This episode of EuropeChats focusses on the foreign and security policy of the European Union, in particular the transformation it has gone through since the start of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. This episode was recorded in November 2022 shortly after the Ukrainian liberation of Kherson. With Ukraine’s victory becoming more and more plausible, TEPSA Executive Director Mariam Khotenashvili asks special guest Benjamin Tallis where the EU and its 27 Member States stand between unity and division. How ready are they to support Ukraine in the coming months?
This episode is a special interview with Benjamin Tallis, research fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). He focuses on the politics of European security, particularly concerning the European Neighbourhood, borders and migration. He previously worked for the EU on security missions in Ukraine and the Balkans and was policy officer at the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management in Berlin. He also worked at the Institute of International Relations in Prague and contributed to drafting the EU Global Strategy in 2016.
EuropeChats is TEPSA’s talk show dedicated to answering your questions about the European Union. If you ever wondered what competences the EU has, what effects its policies have on your day-to-day life, and why the EU is so important, then this show will give you all the answers you need! Every episode we will be answering your questions about Europe and the EU.
Mariam Khotenashvili is TEPSA’s Executive Director. Her background combines research coordination, policy advocacy, project management and academic work. Her fields of expertise include EU foreign and development policies and in particular the European Neighbourhood Policy. Mariam is your direct line into the European bubble.