The final recommendations of the Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security as a Common Project were discussed on 14 February 2016 on the margins of the 52nd Munich Security Conference, with Panel members joined by over 60 journalists and Conference participants to discuss perspectives for reconsolidating European security
The event was opened by Wolfgang Ischinger, Chair of both the Munich Security Conference and the Panel of Eminent Persons, who briefly presented the Panel’s work. He underlined that despite divergent views on certain issues there was a general agreement among all Panel members on a sense of urgency about a lack of security in Europe.
Vaira Vike-Freiberga, former President of Latvia, expressed hope that OSCE participating States will take up the Panel’s recommendations and return to a diplomacy that strives to see common interests beyond divergent opinions, views and perspectives.
In line with the Panel’s mandate, several other outreach events will take place in the first half of 2016.