A CONVERSATION WITH FRENCH PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON - The Atlantic Council officially launched the Europe Center during an #ACFrontPage conversation on Europe and transatlantic relations with His Excellency Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, on February 4, 2021.
In 2021, the Atlantic Council doubled down on its mission to promote relations with the European Union, with the Europe Center at its heart. With a new administration in the United States, this is an opportunity to re-invigorate the transatlantic community to tackle common challenges, from climate change to a more assertive China and technological change. But this relationship can’t be steeped in nostalgia. This moment is an opportunity to reshape the Alliance with a more responsible global Europe at its core.
We were honored to welcome President Emmanuel Macron to the Atlantic Council as we launched our new Europe Center—his leadership, and vision for a sovereign and autonomous EU has prompted vigorous and innovative debates about Europe’s role in the world. How can that be an asset for the transatlantic relationship? How to shape a common understanding of challenges coming from Beijing and Moscow, or start a new trade dialogue?
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 02/04/2021