Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, Eurasia Center, and Europe Center on Tuesday, February 14, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. ET for a hybrid fireside chat with His Excellency Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission Vice-President, to assess EU and transatlantic support for Ukraine as the country marks one year since Russia’s brutal and unprovoked attack.
The European Union has demonstrated firm commitment to Ukrainian sovereignty through political, humanitarian, and financial support–as well as military assistance—throughout the war. This month, the European Commission pledged an additional €450 million during the Commission’s visit to Kyiv, bringing total assistance to approximately €50 billion. At the same time, the European Union is reorienting its energy supply chains to break its dependence on Russia, while finding ways to support Ukrainian energy security as the Kremlin’s assault on Ukraine’s critical infrastructure continues. European and transatlantic cohesion on Ukraine policy will be critical for providing Kyiv the necessary tools to prevail.
Šefčovič will discuss the Commission’s strategy for supporting Ukraine during and after the war, the need for transatlantic coordination to finance Ukrainian reconstruction, and his work leading the European Battery Alliance and EU critical minerals policy to build innovative, sustainable and globally competitive industry with Ambassador András Simonyi, nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center.
This discussion will take place live at Atlantic Council headquarters and will be broadcast over Zoom, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. To receive the event information, please register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to watch the event. If you wish to join the question-and-answer period, you must join through Zoom.
H.E. Maroš Šefčovič
European Commission Vice-President