In the middle of an intense debate on progress that could be made on European defence, this high level conference featured Nicolás Pascual de la Parte, Permanent Representative of Spain to the PSC, and H. E. Pierre Sellal, Permanent Representative of France to the EU, who gave introductory remarks on European security. Thomas Gomart, director of Ifri and Charles Powell, director of the Elcano Royal Institute, discussed then defence, security and foreign policy challenges for Europe after Brexit.

This launching event between our two institutes intended to showcase how to bridge possible differences on matters on pressing urgency for Europe at a time when the security of Europe is considered one of the most important challenges by European citizens.

Thursday 3 November 2016, 5pm-6.30pm. Permanent Representation of Spain to the EU, Boulevard du Régent 52, 1000 Brussels.