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European Parliamentary Elections: What’s at stake? - 30 Apr 14

In an increasingly troubled time for the European Union, Sir Menzies Campbell, Stuart Wheeler, Mark Leonard, Prof Maurice Fraser, Dr Sara Hagemann and John Peet discuss the upcoming European parliamentary elections, and how their outcome will affect the EU and Britain's role in it. 

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Staff Profile: Thomas Koenig

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Thomas König is the ECFR's China Programme co-ordinator. 

He works on the increasing ECFR's profile in this area, expanding the programme's activities and contributes to ECFR's China research. After having worked for the political section of the German Embassy in Beijing, he first joined ECFR in April 2011 to assist in the research and publication of the ECFR's report 'The Scramble for Europe'. He returned to the ECFR in 2012 after having worked for the Rising Powers and Global Governance section of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin as well as the Multilateral Diplomacy Programme at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in Geneva.

Along EU-China relations, his research work focuses on East Asian security relations and implications to China's foreign policy.

Thomas majored in Political Science with a focus on East Asian Studies at Yale University and completed a semester at Peking University, specializing in Chinese foreign policy and rule of law reform. He holds a master’s degree in International Studies & Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

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