It’s been three months since Russia invaded Ukraine, and the future is still unclear. In this program, we will discuss how Europe should react. How has the European political infrastructure held up to war so close to its territories? What’s the importance of independence of gas? Where should Europe stand on providing weaponry and diplomacy? How can member states and the European Parliament work together? And how will Ukraine fit into the Union? A lot of possible scenarios.
Franak Viačorka is Belarusian politician, journalist and advisor to Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. Born activist, he was jailed multiple times by the Belarusian government.
Natalia Antelava is a Georgian journalist and co-founder of Codastory. She is an Emmy nominee and was short-listed for the European Press Prize.
Ruben Brekelmans is a member of Dutch Parliament for the VVD. He is a member of the commision on Foreign Affairs and a delegate to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
Thijs Reuten is a member of the European Parliament for the PvdA. He is a shadow rapporteur on Belarus.
This programme is part of So Far, Yet So Close: A day-long program of talks, film, and art about the war in Ukraine, activism and the fight against authoritarianism from a Belarusian perspective.