10 February 2011
ESI at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg
Gerald Knaus at the Council of Europe – Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe. Photo: Council of Europe
Gerald Knaus at the Council of Europe – Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe. Photo: Council of Europe

ESI's Gerald Knaus was invited to speak at an informal meeting of policy planning directors from the foreign ministries of the Council of Europe member states in Strasburg.

In his presentation, Gerald focused on false ideas of European decline, the opportunities offered by developments in Turkey, and how these contradict notions of diminishing EU soft power in the past decade, and the power of a promise of inclusion for strengthening reform agendas.

The meeting was followed by a working lunch with Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

Read the full text of the presentation.

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