Panel Debate: “Europe Whole and Free: Vision and Reality”
Before the official opening of the Brussels Office of The Polish Institute of International Affairs, we are pleased to announce the latest joint publication by the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) and the Transatlantic Leadership Network (TLN): “Europe Whole and Free: Vision and Reality” co-edited by Sławomir Dębski, director of PISM and Daniel S. Hamilton, TLN President.
28 OCT 2019
Press Club Brussels Europe


Monday 28 October 2019

11.00 – 13.00

Sławomir Dębski, Director, Polish Institute of International Affairs
Steven Erlanger, The New York Times
– Daniel S. Hamilton, President, Transatlantic Leadership Network
Anna Wieslander, Director for Northern Europe, Atlantic Council

Moderator: Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform


“The goal of a Europe whole, free and at peace remains as vital today as it did in 1989. This important book brings together policymakers and experts from both sides of the Atlantic for a timely discussion of how to achieve that goal for the 21st century.”
— Madeleine K. Albright
Former Secretary of State between 1997–2001

“Europe is not yet Whole and Free as we dreamt it would be in the heady days of 1989. But Europe is wholer and freer than it has ever been in its history. Russia and Belarus are the only two countries whose people are denied the right to choose their own government. One day they will have that right which the rest of Europe now enjoys. This volume of essays is essential reading for those who wish to understand the last 30 years; three decades of European history which, whatever the setbacks and disappointments, have transformed our continent and the lives of those who are its citizens.”
—Sir Malcolm Rifkind
served as Foreign Minister and Minister of Defence
in the United Kingdom Government between 1992–1997

„A great book about Europe‘s finest years, a convincing but unfinished strategic architecture.“
—Volker Rühe
served as Federal Minister of Defence
in German Government between 1992–1998