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Youth Ask

10 questions, 10 answers.

Lennart Meri Conference 2019 had a special focus on youth, giving voice to their perceptions of the emerging challenges. We also gave youth the possibility to post questions to today’s thought leaders and decision makers. Students from the Society of International Relations at the University of Tartu compiled questions for this year’s Lennart Meri Conference guests.

How can smaller countries make their voices heard in EU defence matters?

François Heisbourg
Senior Advisor at the International Institute for Strategic Studies

How much damage has President Trump’s rhetoric done in international relations?

Ian Brzezinski
Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council

How serious is the threat of Russian financing of European political parties?

Oliver Bullough
Journalist and Author

Will the EU’s future asylum system be based on the Dublin Regulation?

Szabolcs Takács
Minister of State for European Union Policies of Hungary

What challenges, besides the threat from Russia, will NATO face in the coming years?

Constanze Stelzenmüller
Robert Bosch Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution

How can the EU-Ukraine relationship be improved?

Jana Kobzová
Policy Director at Rasmussen Global

Is the ‘European idea’ under threat from the far-right and the far-left?

Jan Techau
Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States

How will Nord Stream 2 impact the EU’s energy security?

Agnia Grigas
Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council

What are the risks to the US and the EU of strong Sino-Russian relations?

Torrey Taussig
Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow at the Brookings Institution

Should EU entrepreneurs focus only on Western cyber needs, or also create links with China?

Scott Carpenter
Managing Director of Jigsaw