Othon Anastasakis

Director of South East European Studies at Oxford
“I would like to see the EU more humanitarian in terms of those who are really disadvantaged. In terms of refugees or discriminated minorities. That, for me, that social aspect is very important for the EU, I would like it to develop its social profile.” -Othon Anastasakis on Europe in 2030
Time Question
0:02 Do you identify as a European?
1:26 What was your formative European moment?
3:44 What was the worst moment in recent European history?
6:02 What was the best moment in recent European history?
6:35 What is the single most important thing the EU has done for you personally?
7:25 What is the one thing you would most like the EU to have achieved by 2030?
9:01 To what extent has the 2008 crisis reframed the perceptions of the EU’s purpose?
10:43 Is the EU done with enlargement? If so, how does this affect its foreign policy?
12:30 How important is it for the future of the EU for it to have a more united foreign policy?
13:51 What role do major actors on the borderlands of Europe, such as Russia and Turkey, play in the EU’s future?
16:35 What challenges do you see in the EU’s future, especially within southeastern Europe?