State of Security in the European Union - Radio Interview with Michal Baranowski
Michal Baranowski, Director of the GMF Warsaw office, gave an interview on the Polish radio station Polskie Radio on November 18 discussing the present state of security in the European Union following the Paris attacks. In response to a question on President Francois Hollande’s decision to invoke Article 47 of the EU Lisbon Treaty, Mr. Baranowski assessed the strategic advantages of Article 47 compared to the better-known Article 5 that applies to NATO member states. He went on to explain how the internal political dynamic of the EU may potentially change, noting that many European politicians are nonetheless keen to address the issues of refugees and terrorism as separate matters. After commenting on the shift of the US and EU towards cooperation with Russia, Mr. Baranowski concluded his interview by stating that the sudden and drastic change in European security will undoubtedly have an impact in numerous upcoming elections across the continent.
Link to interview (in Polish) below.