Date: Sep 20, 2017

While the European Union has gone through a number of crises in the past few years, Germany looks like an anchor of stability in a quickly changing world. In Germany as well as in the rest of the EU, the right-wing challenge the status quo and push for a Europe that is less liberal and open, than it used to be, with regards to trade, immigration and minority rights.

Key questions that will be discussed: Are Merkel and her contender, the social democrat Martin Schulz up to the challenges of changing demographics, an eroding industrial basis, new security challenges and more responsibilities for Germany in Europe and the world?


Britta Petersen, Senior Fellow, ORF

Gurjit Singh, former Indian Ambassador to Germany

Padma Rao, former South Asia Bureau Chief, Der Spiegel, Senior Foreign Editor, WION

Patrick Ruether, Resident Representative, Friedrich-Ebert-Stitung

Peter Rimmele, Resident Representative, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Ronald Meinardus, Regional Director, Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung

Stefan Mentschel, Resident Representative, Rosa-Luxemburg Stiftung

The timing of the event is from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Venue Address

Conference Hall, ORF New Delhi