Representatives of the Institute of Central Europe: Director Professor Beata Surmacz, Deputy Director Professor Tomasz Stępniewski and Dr Jakub Olchowski and Dr Piotr Oleksy from the Eastern Europe Team were in Bucharest on 12-14 May 2022.
During their stay in Bucharest, they held a number of talks and meetings. On 12 May, a meeting was held with Iulian Fota, State Secretary for Strategy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In turn, a meeting with the New Strategy Center took place on 13 May, attended on the part of the NSC by George Scutaru (Director General of the NSC), Gheorghe Magheru (Scientific Council member) and Izel Selim (Programme Director).
This was followed by a seminar from Global Focus, entitled: “European Security After Russian Aggression on Ukraine – Polish and Romanian Perspectives” (13 May 2022), attended by Oana Popescu-Zamfir (Director of Global Focus), Rufin Zamfir (Programme Director of GF, currently also a staff member of the Euroatlantic Resilience Center) and Andrei Tiut (Romanian domestic policy expert), in addition to representatives of the ICE.