On an invitation by the Federal President of Germany, Mr Joachim Gauck, the President of ELIAMEP, Professor Loukas Tsoukalis, participated in a panel discussion which took place at the Presidential Residence, Schloss Bellevue, on 26 November, on the theme What Binds Europe Together? His fellow panelists were: Mr. Andrea Bolaffi (Italy), Mrs. Sylvie Goulard (France), Mr. Ivan Krastev (Bulgaria) and Mrs. Daniela Schwarzer (Germany). The panel was chaired by Mrs. Petra Pinzler, journalist from Die Zeit. The Federal President gave an introductory speech and also closed the session with some final words.