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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series

War in Ukraine – Views from the EU and its Wider Neighbourhood

Episode 1

Russia launched a full-scale attack from multiple directions on Ukraine on February 24, bombing major cities and prompting a mass exodus of refugees. In response, NATO deployed troops to member states in the region and the EU, US and allied countries introduced new sanctions, including the suspension of the broadcasting activities of major Russian state-owned outlets, airspace ban, restrictions on Russia’s central bank and expelling key banks off the main global payments system.

A series of prickly questions arise concerning…

  • …the way political parties, civil society and citizens across the EU respond to the crisis
  • …the socioeconomic consequences of the war for member states
  • …the future of the EU’s security and defence policy
  • …the repercussions for the EU’s wider neighbourhood
  • …Europe’s energy security
  • …Europe’s migration policy among other things!

This ENC in-depth discussion is part of a special podcast series with academics and experts dedicated to the War in Ukraine. The series will provide views and investigate the repercussions of the war across the EU, the UK, and wider Europe. In the first episode we are focusing on implications for Southern Europe, with views from Greece and Portugal.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of ENC Academic Council Members Dr. Panagiota Manoli, Assistant Professor in Political Economy of International Relations at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Peloponnese and Dr. Raquel Freire, Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies and Professor of International Relations at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Coimbra.

You can listen the in-depth interview here:

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