The New Cold War: Liberal Democracy vs. Authoritarianism — Why the EU is Today More Important Than Ever
From Sydney Lazarus on 10/28/2020
EU Day 2020 Keynote by Wolfgang Moessinger, Consul General of Germany in the Midwest
CG Moessinger uses the recent 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall as a starting point to elaborate on the history of liberal democracies and the need to fight for them. He discusses current threats to democracies, both internationally and within Western societies. He also discusses why the European Union should serve as a model of how to cooperate peacefully on an international level, as well as within democratic societies. Moessinger served as Germany’s consul general in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, from 2015-19, and said much of the inspiration for his theme comes from witnessing the Ukrainians’ struggle there against Russian-backed separatists. To learn more about the European Union Center's annual EU Day, see here.