Europe Whole and Free

  • Farkas Joins CNN to Discuss US-Russia Relations and President-Elect Trump


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  • EU Aspirants Face a Closed, if Not Locked, Door on Enlargement

    Aspirant EU members Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine are poised to leave the upcoming EU Eastern Partnership Summit disappointed, though not empty-handed.

    An advance draft of the Eastern Partnership declaration, to be unveiled at the summit on May 21 to 22 in Riga, Latvia, underscores the European Union’s drift away from stronger engagement with its partners.

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  • President Obama to Visit Europe Amid Russia Crisis, Biden Says

    Vice President Tells Council: Ukraine-Russia Conflict 'Was Born in Putin's Mind'

    President Barack Obama will visit Poland in June for the 25th anniversary of the free elections that marked that country’s exit from its era of communist rule under Soviet domination, Vice President Joe Biden said at the Atlantic Council today. Obama’s visit to Poland comes as the US administration seeks to bolster Eastern European allies amid the transatlantic community’s confrontation with Russia over its attacks on Ukraine.

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  • Transcript: Defending the Vision

    Toward a Europe Whole and Free
    Defending the Vision

    Welcome and Moderator: Barry Pavel, Vice President and Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council
    Speakers:
    H.E. Irakli Alasania, Minister of Defense, Ministry of Defense of Georgia;
    H.E. Sven Mikser, Minister of Defense, Ministry of Defense of Estonia;
    H.E. Milica Pejanović Đurišić, Minister of Defense, Ministry of Defense of Montenegro;
    H.E. Martin Stropnicky, Minister of Defense, Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic;
    Alexander Vershbow, NATO Deputy Secretary General, NATO

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  • Transcript: The Struggle for Europe

    Toward a Europe Whole and Free
    The Struggle for Europe

    Speakers:
    Madeleine Albright, Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group; Board Director, Atlantic Council;
    Stephen Hadley, Chairman, Board of Directors, United States Institute of Peace;
    Moderator: R. Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

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  • Transcript: Testing Europe's Unity

    Toward a Europe Whole and Free
    Keynote Conversation: Testing Europe's Unity

    Introductions: 
    Frances Burwell, Vice President and Director, Transatlantic Relations, Atlantic Council
    H.E. João Vale de Almeida, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States of America

    Moderator: Frederick Kempe, President and CEO, Atlantic Council
    Speaker: José Manuel Durão Barroso, President, European Commission

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  • Remarks by Vice President Joe Biden at the Atlantic Council's Toward a Europe Whole and Free Conference

    “Toward a Europe Whole and Free” Conference
    Closing Keynote

    Speaker:

    Vice President Joseph Biden

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  • Defending the Vision of a Europe Whole and Free

    Eastern European Defense Ministers on NATO and the Crisis With Russia

    Four Eastern European defense ministers discussed the transatlantic community’s need to respond to Russia’s intervention in Ukraine today, joining NATO’s deputy secretary general, Alexander Vershbow, at a conference on Europe’s future sponsored by the Atlantic Council.

    Barry Pavel, director of the council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, moderated the discussion, asking whether the West is focusing  on tactics and just reacting to Russian actions, or whether it might strategically use the crisis as an opportunity to build European security in new ways. Pavel asked the panelists to address what NATO should do in Europe’s south and east, and how the West should respond to Ukraine’s needs.

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  • Biden Tells Atlantic Council Obama Will Visit Europe to Bolster Allies amid Russia Crisis

    Confrontation in Ukraine ‘Was Born in Putin’s Mind,’ Vice-President Says


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  • Madeleine Albright, Stephen Hadley: Obama, Media Need to Focus Americans on Ukraine

    Democratic, Republican Foreign Policy Leaders on US Role in the Struggle for Europe’s East

    A Democratic former secretary of state and a Republican former national security advisor agreed today that President Obama, Congress and the US media should focus on explaining to Americans why Russia’s attacks on Ukraine are a critical problem for a United States whose voters are inclined to withdraw from international affairs.

    “I am very troubled” by today’s poll published by the Wall Street Journal, which confirms other surveys showing that “Americans want to worry about themselves … and basically don’t know what our role is” in helping Ukraine and Eastern Europe defend against Russia’s campaign to expand its borders and dominance in the region, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told an audience at the Atlantic Council. The Journal poll found 47 percent of Americans preferring a less active US role in world affairs.

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