Looking to the East without losing the South. The shared threats and challenges facing Spain and Lithuania in a new European geopolitical scenario
Monday, 19th December 2022, from 16:30 to 17:15 h. CET (UTC+1)
Venue: Archivo Histórico Nacional, c/ Serrano 115, Madrid.
The Russian Federation’s brutal and unwarranted invasion of Ukraine has turned the attention of NATO and the European Union towards its Eastern neighbourhood. As a result, both institutions are currently focused on providing Ukraine with the necessary military, political, economic and humanitarian assistance necessary to guarantee its survival and allow it to regain its territorial integrity. Despite this, both Lithuania and Spain are aware that this Eastward shift should not make them lose sight of the threats they face in the South, and the need to face them together.
- Welcome by Juan Ramón Romero Fernández-Pacheco, Director, Archivo Histórico Nacional
- Gabrielius Landsbergis, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania | @GLandsbergis;
- José Manuel Albares, Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain | @jmalbares
- moderator: Charles Powell, Director, Elcano Royal Institute | @CharlesTPowell
- The event will be held in English without simultaneous translation
- In-person attendance requires confirmation to the Embassy of Lithuania in Spain: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The conversation will also be livestreamed on Elcano Royal Institute’s YouTube channel on an open basis. Online attendance does not require registration.
- A cocktail will be served after the event.