On April 10, the Atlantic Council held a discussion on recent developments and future prospects of the Enhanced Partnership in Northern Europe (e-PINE), which seeks to strengthen US cooperation with the eight Nordic and Baltic countries.

Ambassador Evaldas Ignatavicius, deputy minister of foreign affairs of Lithuania, addressed the participants on the ambitious goals of Lithuania toward an increased role of the Nordic and Baltic region in Europe and its neighborhood, as well as toward strengthened cooperation with other strategic partners, including the United States and the European Union’s Eastern partnership countries.

This event also featured Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Robert Nurick, and Atlantic Council Executive Vice President Damon Wilson.

This event builds on the Council’s 2010-2011 Transatlantic Initiative on Nordic-Baltic Security, which provided innovative and policy relevant approaches to further strenghtening regional security, as well as on how the Nordic-Baltic region could play a larger role in the transatlantic and global security context.