Heinz Fischer on EU, Russia and the Future of Europe

Former Federal President of Austria (2006-2016) Heinz Fischer talks about the prospects for normalization of ties between Russia and the European Union, the future of European cohesiveness and solidarity.

Fischer also talked about the European Union as a unique structure with a decision-making system unlike that of Russia or the United States. He also noted that he is optimistic about the EU’s future and does not believe it is right to focus on imagining ideas such as the re-militarization of Europe.