Boris Ruge

Deputy Chairman of Munich Security Conference, Former Ambassador
"The big issue for Europe is to hold its own in this 21st century. To uphold its political, social, economic model, competing against, in particular, authoritarian powers. That’s the big challenge." -Boris Ruge on Europe in 2030
Time Question
0:02 Do you identify as a European?
1:01 What was your formative European moment?
3:47 What was the worst moment in recent European history?
5:15 What was the best moment in recent European history?
5:44 What is the single most important thing the EU has done for you personally?
6:18 What is the one thing you would most like the EU to have achieved by 2030?
7:43 Is the European Union even able to practice global politics?
9:06 What steps should the EU take to increase its foregin policy credibility?
10:55 Does European sovereignty mean independence from the United States?
11:56 Do you think we have a common European policy towards China or Russia?
14:19 Are recent illiberal and anti-democratic forces within the EU weakening its soft power around the world?
16:23 How should European leaders react to authoritarian developments in Hungary and Poland?