Sub-Committee visits Berlin to take evidence on the EU and Russia

03 December 2014

On 26-28 November, the House of Lords EU External Affairs Sub-Committee visited Berlin to take evidence from politicians, business leaders and think tanks as part of its inquiry into the EU and Russia.

During the visit, the Committee took evidence from:

  • Mr Martin Hoffman, Executive Director, German-Russian Forum
  • Dr Christoph Heusgen, Foreign Policy Advisor to Chancellor Merkel, Federal Chancellery
  • Dr Hans-Dieter Lucas, Political Director, Federal Foreign Office
  • Dr Markus Kerber, Director General, Federation of German Industries

The Committee also received private briefings from:

  • Dr Eckhard Cordes, President, Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations
  • Members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the German Bundestag
  • Members of the EU Affairs Committee of the German Bundestag
  • Bernhard Müller-Härlin, Program Director International Affairs, Körber-Stiftung
  • Dr. Alexander Libman, Eastern Europe and Eurasia Associate, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
  • Dr. Alexander Kallweit, Head of International Dialog, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
  • Ms Beate Apelt, Russia & Ukraine Coordinator, Friedrich Naumann Stiftung
  • Sir Simon McDonald, British Ambassador to Germany
  • Mr Nick Pickard, Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Berlin

A summary note of the evidence taken will be published in the Committee's report, which is due to be published in the first quarter of 2015.

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