On Wednesday 1 June at 19.30, the FMA Management Committee organised a Dinner Debate in the European Parliament’s Presidential Salon. The Dinner Debate was preceded by a Cocktail Reception, hosted by the FMA at 18.30.
The event was chaired by the then FMA President Hans-Gert Pöttering. Guest Speaker Pat Cox, former EP (2002-2004) and FMA President (2010-2014), gave an inspiring speech on ‘War in Ukraine – the 21st century’s most momentous geopolitical event’: “Putin’s invasion of Ukraine marks a point of inflection in global history and is the most momentous geopolitical event so far of the 21st century. This new reality has been an eye-opening wake up call for democracies across the world. For all their contested politics, these democracies got the message loud and clear and responded to the challenge with a speed, substance and coherence that Putin and perhaps even they could not have anticipated.”