Discussant: Hannes Swoboda
Hannes Swoboda was member of the European Parliament from 1996 to 2014 with focus on South-East Europe, Central Asia, Russia and Middle East and North Africa. From 2012 to 2014 he was President of the S&D Group at European Parliament. Today he acts as president or advisor of many european and foreign-policy institutes, p.e. as President of Institute for International Peace (Vienna), CDRSEE – Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe, Sir Peter Ustinov Institute (Vienna), Architekturzentrum Wien (Vienna), Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies and Denk.Raum.Fresach, Vice-President of ÖTZ (Österreichisch Türkische Zusammenarbeit gemeinsam für Europa), Member of the board at Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue (Vienna), A Soul for Europe (Berlin), IFIMES – International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (Ljubljana).
He is regular speaker at international conferences.