Heidelberg – ESI presentation on Europe’s cruel borders and why Germany matters

25 February 2022
Heidelberg. Photo: Michel Simeonidis / flickr

ESI’s Gerald Knaus was invited to give a presentation on “Europe's cruel borders - why Germany matters” a as a part of the “Heidelberg Talks Online” organised by the DAAD-Freundeskreis.

In his presentation, Gerald analysed the current situation in Ukraine and how the EU must respond to a looming refugee crisis. He focused his presentation on how migrants have been used by Belarus to sow discord in the EU. The Polish reaction backed by all other EU member states has been characterised by inhumane and violent pushbacks. Gerald underlined that humane borders are needed to avoid tragedies at sea and on land.