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Oxford Union: The EU is a Threat to Democracy – #6/6 – Dora Bakoyannis – Against


Came across this and it is very pertinent given Brexit and some of the speakers in the debate.

Dora Bakoyannis argues that the European Union is a threat to democracy.. 

Former Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bayokannis closes the debate by describing Greece’s application to the EU as a way of stabilising their democracy in the face of the Soviet Union. Her closing remarks may have finally won the debate for the opposition, as she asks whether the UK would be more diplomatically respected as a rogue state.

Filmed on Thursday 24th October 2013

Dora Bakoyannis is a Greek politician. From 2006 to 2009 she was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, the highest position ever held by a woman in the Cabinet of Greece; she was also Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in 2009. Previously she was the Mayor of Athens from 2003 to 2006, the first female mayor in the city’s history, and the first woman to serve as mayor of a city hosting the Olympic Games. She also served as Minister for Culture of Greece from 1992 to 1993.

ABOUT THE OXFORD UNION SOCIETY: The Union is the world’s most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. It has been established for 189 years, aiming to promote debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.

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