All eyes are on the Polish-Belarusian border, where Alexander Lukashenka is using migrants from the Middle East to put pressure on the European Union.
In our latest Debates Digital talk, writer Marius Ivaškevičius points out that it was at the Lithuanian border where everything started. Now, for the EU, starting negotiations with Lukashenka would be nothing but a defeat. That must not happen – under no circumstances. This is the last game of the dictator, says Ivaškevičius in a conversation with Debates on Europe’s Carl Henrik Fredriksson.
What is Debates on Europe?
Since its inception in 2012, the series Debates on Europe has been hosted in places where the idea of Europe is at stake. In international discussion forums organized in cooperation with local actors – mainly in eastern and south-eastern Europe – it addresses the most pressing issues on the European agenda. By supporting civil society in places where this is still emerging or under pressure it furthers free and open debate on cultural, social and political issues.