Dinner debate “Europe after the elections in France and Germany”


Dinner Debate - 5 April 2017The next 12 months, with elections in France and Germany, could remake the European Union. Since a long time, presidential races in these two Member States have not been so unpredictable and, according to their result, they could impress different types of turning points to the process of European integration.

What will be the impact on Europe of the elections in France and Germany? What are the different scenarios?

The APE decided to invite the Members of the European Parliament and the diplomats of the Council of Europe for an informal dinner debate, on Wednesday 5 April at 8 pm, to discuss these and other questions with two prestigious guest speakers coming from Berlin and Paris. These are Gunther Krichbaum (CDU), Member of the German Bundestag, where he holds the post of Chairman of the Committee on the Affairs of the European Union, and Pierre-Yves Le Borgn’ (Parti socialiste), Member of the French National Assembly, where he is Chairman of the Franco-German Friendship Group.

As for our previous debates, the moderator will be Daniel Köster, spokesperson of the EPP Group in the European Parliament.

The organisation of this event would have not been possible without the support of the German Parliamentary Association, with which the APE has established a solid and fruitful cooperation and which will be represented by its Internal Auditor, Gunther Krichbaum, and its Secretary General, Bernd Wichterich.