Jochen Buchsteiner (political correspondent of the German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), Gavin Hewitt (editor, BBC News), Cathrin Kahlweit (UK and Ireland correspondent for German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung) and Anne McElvoy (senior editor, The Economist) discussed the common challenges of Western democracies faced by a changing Europe, the problems and opportunities of the transition from EU-membership and the new role of the United Kingdom post-Brexit.
The discussion, held in co-operation with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, was opened by Chargé d’affaires a.i. Tania Freiin von Uslar-Gleichen, and moderated by Caroline Wilson, Europe Director at the FCO.
Prior to the panel discussion, Chargé d’affaires a.i. Tania Freiin von Uslar-Gleichen presented the German School of London a certificate of excellence (Gütesiegel Exzellente Deutsche Auslandsschule) from the Federal Government and Federal States.