The German Election: Implication for Europe and Brexit

On 4 October the Institute for German Studies (IGS) and the Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) were delighted to welcome former ambassador to Germany, Sir Paul Lever, two politicians from the majority party CDU, Ansgar Heveling (Chair of the Internal Affairs Committee of the German Bundestag) and Dr. Günter Krings (Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal German Ministry of the Interior), Dr Charlotte Galpin (POLSIS), as well as Professor Dan Hough (University of Sussex) to discuss the results of the German parliamentary elections.

Head of Department Dr Tim Haughton’s comments placed the outcome of the elections in the wider European context. The joint seminar was chaired by the Director of the IGS, Dr Nicholas Martin.

Dr Julian Paenke (IGS/POLSIS) who organized the event commented, ‘The seminar exposed staff, students and guests to contrasting and challenging perspectives of the outcome of the elections and its consequences, provoking a lively discussion’. 

The panel discussion was supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

Pictured: Ansgar Heveling, Chair of the Internal Affairs Committee of the German Bundestag

Listen to the contributions below: