Reinventing European Security

Panel Discussion

Reinventing European Security

14:15 – 15:45, Hotel Golf, Jupiter Hall


  • Dr Michael Carpenter, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense
  • Ambassador Tacan Ildem, Assistant Secretary-General for Public Diplomacy Division
  • Mr Craig Kennedy, Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute, United States of America
  • H. E. Mr Edgars Rinkēvičs, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia
  • Mr Witold Sobków, Political Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland
  • H. E. Mr Lamberto Zannier, OSCE Secretary-General
  • H. E. Dr Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization


Moderated by: Mr Borut Grgič, Shipowner and Managing Partner, Quarterdeck Shipping GmbH

Daesh terrorist attacks on European soil, conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, the current refugee and migrant crisis, as well as hybrid and cyber threats show that security in the Euro-Atlantic area cannot be taken for granted. Effectively adapting European security and defence structures to the current geostrategic reality and to new types of threat is vital for ensuring long-term stability and security on the European continent. What message does the erosion of security budgets and capabilities send to our allies? What is the European Allies’ vision of NATO’s adaptation (Warsaw Summit)? On what grounds can engagement with Russia be re-established? Is the system of military transparency and predictability in the framework of OSCE still credible or is it time to re-define it? What is the common denominator of concrete cooperation between the EU and NATO?

To download the panel discussion backgrounder and guiding questions click here.