Public event

‘Illicit finance as a threat to European democracy’ lecture by Tom Keatinge

For decades, illicit finance from malign actors has poured into the EU. The Russian war in Ukraine has shocked the stability of Europe and brought to the fore the role of finance in international security. Still, the national security threats posed by it to our societies are only rarely considered, allowing it to subvert European democracy and threaten the rule of law.  

During this session, Tom Keatinge, Director of the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies at RUSI, will discuss a range of financial threats facing European democracies. He will highlight how hostile states and their enablers weaken EU political institutions, corrupt decision-makers, and erode civil society by financing disinformation and fueling divisive issues. After Tom’s input we will have the opportunity to engage in an open discussion with all participants. 

6:00 - 6:05: Welcome by Jacques Delors Centre
6:05 - 6:35: Lecture by Tom Keatinge
6:35 - 6:55: Q&A Session
6:55 - 7:00: Wrap-up by German Council on Foreign Relations 

This is a public event free of charge, but you need to register for access.