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  • Unpacking Xi’s visit to Europe

    A NEW CHARM OFFENSIVE? UNPACKING XI’S VISIT TO EUROPE - The European Union describes China as a three-part “partner for cooperation, an economic competitor and a systemic rival.” Now, growing concerns in Europe over strategic dependencies on China, Europe’s vulnerability to economic coercion, and...

  • UK Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy on Labour’s foreign policy

    UK SHADOW FOREIGN SECRETARY DAVID LAMMY ON LABOUR’S FOREIGN POLICY - Britain and its partners, including the United States and Europe, together will need to address generation-defining challenges to the international system, including from wars of revisionism by Russia, greater confrontation with...

  • Transatlantic perspectives on the European Health Data Space regulation

    Final EU approval of the health data legislation is expected to occur on April 24. It is part of the EU’s ambitious data strategy, and the first Union legislation creating a sector-specific European data space. The European Health Data Space (EHDS) regulation would create new patient rights with ...

  • 7th Quandt Distinguished Lecture: A conversation with Enrico Letta

    7TH QUANDT DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: A CONVERSATION WITH ENRICO LETTA - The Atlantic Council’s Europe Center, in partnership with Georgetown University’s BMW Center for German and European Studies and the BMW Group, hosts the 7th Herbert Quandt Distinguished Lecture featuring Enrico Letta, former pr...

  • Portugal’s José Manuel Durão Barroso on the legacy of the Carnation Revolution

    PORTUGAL’S JOSÉ MANUEL DURÃO BARROSO ON THE LEGACY OF THE CARNATION REVOLUTION - Please join the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center for a fireside chat with former Portuguese Prime Minister and European Commission President José Manuel Durão Barroso on the legacy of the Carnation Revolution.

    On A...

  • Minister of Finance of Poland, Andrzej Domański

    A CONVERSATION WITH THE MINISTER OF FINANCE OF POLAND, ANDRZEJ DOMAŃSKI - In our conversation with the Finance Minister of Poland, we discuss Poland's economic trajectory and the future of the Bretton Woods institutions.

    ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 04/19/2024

  • What can the US learn from Europe about support for Ukraine?

    WHAT CAN THE US LEARN FROM EUROPE ABOUT SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE? - In recent weeks and months, many European countries and the European Union have stepped up in creative ways to support Ukraine’s defense and counter Russia’s war of aggression. French president Emmanuel Macron refused to rule out send...

  • European Commission Vice-President Věra Jourová

    A CONVERSATION WITH EUROPEAN COMMISSION VICE-PRESIDENT VĚRA JOUROVÁ - 2024 is a historic year of elections with 83 elections taking place in 78 countries, including the European Parliament elections in June, and the US presidential elections in November. As technology rapidly evolves and election...

  • Reinforcing the transatlantic alliance through climate and energy cooperation

    Please join the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center and Europe Center for a fireside chat with H.E. Ditte Juul Jørgensen, director-general for energy at the European Commission, on the importance of reinforcing the transatlantic alliance through cooperation on shared climate and energy securi...

  • Latvia's prime minister on the transatlantic alliance in the Baltic region

    PRIME MINISTER EVIKA SILIŅA DISCUSSES HER VISION FOR THE TRANSATLANTIC ALLIANCE AND LATVIA’S ROLE IN THE BALTIC REGION AND BEYOND - The Atlantic Council hosted an #ACFrontPage conversation featuring Latvian Prime Minister Evika Siliņa. The prime minister explored Latvia’s role in transatlantic af...

  • Can the EU Become a reliable defense actor?

    Ukraine’s fight for its sovereignty and territorial integrity against Russia’s full-scale invasion continues into a third year. Since the start of the war, the European Union (EU) and its members have provided world-leading military, financial, and humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The bloc’s member s...

  • A conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Radosław Sikorski

    A CONVERSATION WITH MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF POLAND RADOSŁAW SIKORSKI - Please join the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center for a keynote address and fireside chat with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland Radosław Sikorski.

    In the two years since Russia’s brutal full-sc...

  • How Europe and Ukraine are working toward victory

    TWO YEARS ON: HOW EUROPE AND UKRAINE ARE WORKING TOWARD VICTORY - The Atlantic Council’s Europe Center, Eurasia Center, and Global Energy Center hosted a discussion “Two years on: How Europe and Ukraine are working toward victory.”

    With the launch of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on F...

  • Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Defense of Ireland Micheál Martin

    A CONVERSATION WITH TÁNAISTE AND MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS & DEFENSE OF IRELAND MICHEÁL MARTIN - The Atlantic Council’s Europe Center is delighted to host this conversation with Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Defense of Ireland Micheál Martin.

    As Ireland marks 100 years of diplo...

  • Gina Raimondo and Margrethe Vestager on US-EU economic ties

    GINA RAIMONDO AND MARGRETHE VESTAGER ON THE FUTURE OF US-EU ECONOMIC TIES - The Atlantic Council hosted an #ACFrontPage conversation featuring Gina Raimondo, US Secretary of Commerce and Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for a Europe Fit for the Digital Age. ...

  • A discussion with Commissioner Thierry Breton

    ADAPTING OUR DEFENSE CAPACITIES TO A CHANGING WORLD: A DISCUSSION WITH COMMISSIONER THIERRY BRETON - Since Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, the European Union and the United States have provided steadfast support for Ukraine, delivering unprecedented and world-leading levels of military, hum...

  • What's on the EU agenda for 2024?

    WHAT’S ON THE EU AGENDA FOR 2024? - 2024 will be a year of elections and change on both sides of the Atlantic. At the European level, citizens across the Union will vote for a new European Parliament in June, which will lead to the appointment of a new European Commission for the next five years....

  • Report launch: Escaping the permanent Suez

    Ever since the advent of oil-powered combustion engines, Europe has found itself in the precarious position of dependence on fossil fuels and other resources from regimes that have at times been at odds with it. This dynamic, which the report terms the “Permanent Suez” due to its strong resemblan...

  • Transatlantic digital regulatory governance

    Digital regulation has advanced steadily in the European Union. The EU has completed major legislation to promote competition among large digital platforms (Digital Markets Act), to address illegal material disseminated on social media (Digital Services Act), and to comprehensively regulate artif...

  • A conversation with the Minister of Defense of Bulgaria Todor Tagarev

    Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine poses a critical threat to the security of the entire Black Sea region, with vast consequences to food and energy security, freedom of navigation, and the global economy. In addition, tensions in the Western Balkans further complicate efforts to safeguard s...

  • Unlocking Kosovo’s Euro-Atlantic and development perspective

    GETTING BACK ON TRACK: UNLOCKING KOSOVO’S EURO-ATLANTIC AND DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVE - Please join the Atlantic Council in Turkey and Europe Center for a special virtual event launching a new Atlantic Council report: “Getting Back on Track: Unlocking Kosovo’s Euro-Atlantic and Development Perspect...

  • Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Sweden Pål Jonson

    A CONVERSATION WITH THE MINISTER OF DEFENSE OF THE KINGDOM OF SWEDEN PÅL JONSON - Please join the Atlantic Council Scowcroft Center’s Transatlantic Security Initiative and the Europe Center for a conversation with the Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Sweden Pål Jonson.

    Russia’s full-scale i...

  • Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama on Western Balkans integration and the EU

    ALBANIAN PRIME MINISTER EDI RAMA ON WESTERN BALKANS INTEGRATION AND THE EU - The Atlantic Council hosts a virtual #ACFrontPage conversation with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama on economic integration in the Western Balkans and the region’s pathway to the European Union (EU).  

    Albania, seizing...

  • Building a stable Western Balkans: Regional challenges and opportunities

    BUILDING A STABLE WESTERN BALKANS: REGIONAL CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES - Despite the new momentum surrounding EU enlargement to the Western Balkans, the region has faced renewed threats to its stability.

    Challenges including the rise of nationalism due to unresolved conflicts, economic difficu...