A CONVERSATION WITH EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT MARGRETHE VESTAGER - Since 2019, the European Commission has prioritized Europe’s green and digital transitions as major priorities, for which Vestager has a leading responsibility among the College of Commissioners. Much has changed for Europe, the transatlantic relationship, and the world since 2019, most notably with the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Amid these concurrent crises, Europe continues to chart its way towards a green and digital transition, including with plans to change the European Union’s (EU) temporary state aid crisis framework and the bloc’s approach to global economics, new investments in green and digital technologies, and the EU’s continued efforts as a standard-setting digital regulator.
On her visit to the United States, Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager joined the Atlantic Council to discuss how the EU has adapted following the pandemic and in response to Russia’s war in Ukraine to address the geopolitical moment and its economic challenges. The conversation will also examine the latest on Europe strategic autonomy agenda and the role of the transatlantic partnership.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 3/31/23