German Journalist Offers Insight into the Status of the EU

Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger, the longtime foreign editor of the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, was in Leesburg on Friday to discuss the state of European politics with area residents and to learn a bit more about local views of U.S. presidential election.

He spoke during a luncheon at The Marshall House moderated by George C. Marshall International Center Vice Chairman Les Janka.

Frankenberger highlighted Germany’s key role in helping leading the  EU in the face of challenges spurred by the immigrant crisis, Brexit, political polarization of the electorate, and dire financial straits facing several member nations.

On Thursday, The Marshall House will host a talk by Aaron David Miller on U.S. Middle East Policy. Miller is vice president for New Initiatives and a Distinguished Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. For two decades he served in the Department of State as an analyst, negotiator and adviser on Middle Eastern issues to Republican and Democratic secretaries of state.

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