138th Bergedorf Round Table

Can the EU ensure Europe's security?

Warsaw (September 28-30, 2007)

The discussions about European energy security, the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with Russia and the U.S. plans to establish an anti-missile shield have shown that the European partners often arrive at differing conclusions on the issues of European security. At the 138th Bergedorf Round Table, 20 high-ranking politicians and experts from Germany, Poland, Great Britain, France, Lithuania and the USA discussed perspectives of European security and developed political options.

Discussions at the Warsaw Belvedere Palace focussed on the development of a common European identity in the area of security policy, the relationship between the European and the global dimension of European security, EU policy towards Afghanistan, Iran and Russia as well as the so-called frozen conflicts, the relationship between the EU and NATO, the impact of the USA on European security, the foreign and security policy measures to ensure European energy supply as well as the development of complementary joint military structures.

The 138th Bergedorf Round Table in Warsaw continued the main theme of the Bergedorf Round Table on issues of European foreign and security policy and followed up on the round tables of »Europäische Politik in Zentralasien« (2007 in Astana), »Die Türkei als Partner europäischer Außenpolitik« (2007 in Istanbul) and »Interests and Partners of German Foreign Policy» (2006 in Berlin).

The results of the confidential deliberations had been documented in the 138th Bergedorf Protocol, which is published by the edition Körber-Stiftung.

Downloading Protocol (PDF):

Complete Protocol
Discussion transcript
Photo documentation
Appendix (Biographies, Glossary, Literature)

List of Participants