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23rd International WDR Europaforum 2021


“What kind of Europe do we want, what will it look like and how far do we, the EU, want to go together?” The guests at the 23rd WDR Europaforum will be asking these questions on Thursday, 20 May 2021 in Cologne, Berlin and Brussels.

Annalena Baerbock

Federal Chairperson Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, MP and candidate for chancellor B‘90/Die Grünen

Dr. Katarina Barley

Vice-President European Parliament (MEP/SPD)

Nicola Beer

Vice-President European Parliament (MEP/FDP)

Tom Buhrow

Director-General of Westdeutscher Rundfunk

Daniel Caspary

Chairman CDU/CSU Group European Parliament (MEP/CDU)

Sudha David-Wilp

Deputy Director Berlin Office, German Marshall Fund

Sven Giegold

Spokesperson German Greens Group, European Parliament (MEP/B‘90/Die Grünen)

Stefan Kornelius

Head Editor Politics Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich

Armin Laschet

Prime Minister NRW, Federal Chairperson CDU and candidate for chancellor CDU/CSU

Dr. Ursula von der Leyen

President of the European Commission

Dr. Angela Merkel

Federal Chancellor Germany (MP/CDU)

Jörg Meuthen

Vice-Chair Identity and Democracy Group, European Parliament (MEP/AfD)

Dr. Hannah Neumann

Vice-Chair Subcommittee on Human Rights, European Parliament

Michael Roth

Minister of State Foreign Office, Berlin (MP/SPD)

David Maria Sassoli

President European Parliament

Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble

President German Bundestag

Martin Schirdewan

Co-Chair Left Group European Parliament (MEP/Die Linke)

Olaf Scholz

Federal Minister of Finance, Vice-Chancellor and candidate for chancellor SPD

Prof. Dr. Daniela Schwarzer

Executive Director for Europe and Eurasia, Open Society Foundations

Dr. Jörg Wojahn

Head of European Commission Representation in Germany


Golineh Atai

Editor WDR Television

Andreas Cichowicz

Editor-in-Chief Norddeutscher Rundfunk

Ellen Ehni

Editor-in-Chief WDR Television

Fritz Frey

Editor-in-Chief Südwestrundfunk

Dr. Joachim Görgen

Head of Trimedia News SWR

Tina Hassel

Head of ARD Capital Studio Berlin

Markus Preiß

ARD Europe Studio

Isabel Schayani

Head of WDRforyou, Moderator „Weltspiegel“

Sabine Scholt

Head of WDR Programme Group Current Affairs, Europe and Abroad