- June 12, 2017
On June 12, 2017, the Aspen Institute Germany and the “Verein der Freunde of the Aspen Institute e.V.” hosted their annual summer party at the Mendelssohn Remise in Berlin. The evening’s guest of honor was Helga M. Schmid, Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS). In a conversation with Rüdiger Lentz, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Germany, Ms. Schmid shared her thoughts on “Powerful Alliance or Lame Duck? What can we expect from European Foreign Policy?”. The discussion primarily focused on the EU’s role in security and development policy matters, its role in international conflict prevention and resolution as well as on the importance of combining European resources. Following the discussion, over 100 guests spent a lovely summer night with piano music in the historic Mendelssohn Remise court yard.