- Tuesday, 12. October 2021 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm Save in my calendar
The German Federal Elections
A Signpost for Germany, the EU, and Greece
The Center for Research on Democracy and Law (CEDLAW) at the University of Macedonia (Thessaloniki, Greece), and the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Greece-Thessaloniki Office, co-organize on Tuesday 12 October 2021, at 16:30-19:30, an e-Conference in the aftermath of the German federal elections that took place on Sunday 26 September 2021. This election race will not only determine those to fill the over 598 Bundestag seats and the Chancellor to succeed Angela Merkel, but is expected to mark a turning point not merely for Germany, but for Europe as a whole.
Our e-Conference aims to serve as a platform for discussing the turnout of the German elections, the political expectations, and the probable impact on both the Germany-EU and the Germany-Greece nexus. Political analysts, psephologists, and academics have, therefore, been invited to share their views on the German elections’ turnout. The speakers will be divided into two distinct panels under the moderation of Mrs. Xenia Kounalaki, journalist and foreign news editor in Kathimerini newspaper. The first panel will elaborate on the outcome of the German elections, including its impact on the internal affairs of Germany, the political personnel, the parties, and the public opinion, and its significance to the EU-Germany relations, and the second panel on the outcome of the German elections, including its impact on the internal affairs of Germany, the political personnel, the parties, and the public opinion, and on the ties and cooperation between Germany and Greece. Each panel of speakers will be asked to include in their analysis their views and projections on the future role of Germany in the EU, and the possible changes and/or rifts in terms of Germany’s external policy (with a special focus on Turkey, Russia, the Balkans, and the Eastern Mediterranean area). Once the two panels of speakers conclude, a Round Table discussion will follow.
The e-Conference will be open to the public to attend, free of charge, after registration. See the event's programme as an attachment down below.
In order to further nurture the discussion, the audience will have the option to participate in an online polling to anonymously express their views. Questions to the speakers can be posed in writing using the Chat Box section that will be available during the YouTube live stream.