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Interview with Ambassador Štefan Füle
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17 March 2017 - Stephanie Liechtenstein - 0

Interview with Ambassador Štefan Füle

Ambassador Štefan Füle from the Czech Republic is candidate for the post of OSCE Secretary General. In this interview, he provides his views on the mandate of the Secretary General, highlights important aspects of his own career, and speaks about the role of the OSCE in the next few years.

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Interview with Ambassador Thomas Greminger
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17 March 2017 - Stephanie Liechtenstein - 0

Interview with Ambassador Thomas Greminger

Ambassador Thomas Greminger from Switzerland is candidate for the post of OSCE Secretary General. In this interview, he provides his views on the mandate of the Secretary General, highlights important aspects of his own career, and speaks about the role of the OSCE in the next few years.

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Interview with President Emeritus Illka Kanerva
Photo: Finnish Parliament/Hanne Salonen
17 March 2017 - Stephanie Liechtenstein - 0

Interview with President Emeritus Illka Kanerva

President Emeritus Illka Kanerva from Finland is candidate for the post of OSCE Secretary General. In this interview, he provides his views on the mandate of the Secretary General, highlights important aspects of his own career, and speaks about the role of the OSCE in the next few years.

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Interview with Ambassador Alena Kupchyna
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17 March 2017 - Stephanie Liechtenstein - 0

Interview with Ambassador Alena Kupchyna

Ambassador Alena Kupchyna from Belarus is candidate for the post of OSCE Secretary General. In this interview, she provides her views on the mandate of the Secretary General, highlights important aspects of her own career, and speaks about the role of the OSCE in the next few years.

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OSCE selects new Secretary General
Photo: OSCE/Mikhail Evstafiev
14 March 2017 - Stephanie Liechtenstein - 0

OSCE selects new Secretary General

At the end of June, the mandate of the current OSCE Secretary General (SG), Lamberto Zannier, will expire. The 57 OSCE participating States are therefore currently in full swing to select a new personality for this important position. Who will be the next OSCE SG? Watch this space.

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Panel of Eminent Persons Report on Ukraine: A Lot of Validity but no Real Novelty
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6 July 2015 - Stephanie Liechtenstein - 0

Panel of Eminent Persons Report on Ukraine: A Lot of Validity but no Real Novelty

On 16 and 17 June, the Core Group Meeting of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) took place in Vienna, Austria. The meeting brought together an impressive amount of high-ranking participants from governments, the private sector, media and academia, who discussed in an off-the-record setting a number of pressing, international issues. On the margins of that conference, Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger presented to the media the OSCE Panel of Eminent Persons interim report on 'lessons learned for the OSCE from its engagement in Ukraine'. After it was not possible to reach consensus on establishing a Panel of Eminent Persons at the OSCE Ministerial Council in Basle last December, the Panel of fifteen experts was nevertheless formed and was tasked by the 2015 Troika (Switzerland, Serbia and Germany) to reconsolidate European security as a common project. The Panel's interim report provides recommendations on the following five topics: (i) conflict prevention; (ii) leadership; (iii) need for a legal personality; (iv) primacy of politics; (v) capacity and cooperation.

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