28 October 2015
Moscow ESI presentations on the crisis of human rights in Europe and the Syrian refugee crisis
Red Square. Photo: ESI
Red Square in Moscow. Photo: ESI

ESI's Gerald Knaus is currently a visiting researcher at the Carnegie Moscow Center. In the last week of October, he spoke at two public presentations. One at the Sakharov Center on "The crisis of human rights in Europe - is the liberal era over?" on Wednesday, 28 October.

On Thursday, 29 October, Gerald spoke at the Carnegie Center on "Germany, Turkey, and Syrian Refugees—the Biggest Crisis in the EU's History?". In his presentation he gave an overview of the current debate surrounding the refugee crisis in Germany, in other key EU member states, and in EU institutions. He also talked about Turkey's position and aspirations in this debate on the eve of Turkish elections, and presented ESI's analysis on what this might mean for the future of the EU and its foreign policy.

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