The Baltic Defence College hosted a roundtable seminar ‘European integration: 60 years of peace?’ on 8th May 2017 to mark the Europe Day. The speakers included Dr. Stefano Braghiroli, University of Tartu and Dr. Viljar Veebel and Mr. James Rogers, Baltic Defence College.
Sixty years ago the Treaties of Rome established a common market where people, goods, services and capital can move freely and created the conditions for prosperity and stability for European citizens. The seminar covered such topics as European geopolitics, the organization cohesion and integrity, internal dynamics of the EU and different security perceptions. The challenges to the EU and required measures to respond to these encounters were discussed causing interesting discussions. Faculty members and students of the BALTDEFCOL attended the seminar as an important part of their education and to enhance knowledge about the European Union.
It was concluded that unity, coherence and Euro-Atlantic cooperation are essential components in addressing the current challenges.