Schiller Institutes of Denmark and Sweden Say No to NATO Expansion
The Schiller Institutes in Denmark and Sweden held an online seminar on May 25, calling on the Danes to say NO to joining the EU Common Security and Defense Policy in the referendum to take place on June 1, and presenting the case for Sweden and Finland not to join NATO. Those arguments were presented respectively by Michelle Rasmussen, Vice President of the Danish Schiller Institute and Ulf Sandmark, Chairman of the Schiller Institute in Sweden.
The event was keynoted by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, who gave a detailed picture of why this is the most dangerous moment in history. She was followed by three guest speakers:
Jens Jørgen Nielsen, a Russia/Ukraine expert, spoke on the background to the Ukraine war, including the West’s part in leading up to the war; Jan Oberg, a peace and future researcher, and the director of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research, addressed why Sweden and Finland should not join NATO, which should be disbanded; and Li Xing, Professor of Development and International Relations in the Department of Politics and Society, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences from Aalborg University in Denmark, spoke on China’s view of the Ukraine war, and Xi Jinping’s proposal for a new security architecture as the key for avoiding conflict.
**** OP CUT One idea that was floated in the discussion was to initiate an online dialogue between Russia and the West, of historians, philosophers, and experts on culture, rather than the current outrageous banning of all Russian culture.
The proceeedings of the seminar (in English) can be viewed here.