Prime Minister Mark Rutte joins the Atlantic Council to share his perspective on the transatlantic relationship, the need for greater US-European cooperation in a rapidly changing global context, and the ongoing political transitions in Europe and their wider implications. His opening comments will be followed by a moderated armchair discussion and an open Q&A.

Prime Minister Rutte has served in his current position as head of government of the Netherlands since October 2010 and has also been the leader of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), a member of the new pan-European liberal party group Renew Europe (previously ALDE), since 2006.

After the most recent European elections, Prime Minister Rutte represented European liberal parties as one of the six EU prime ministers charged with leading the negotiations to fill the EU’s top jobs for the 2019-2024 mandate.

Now at the helm of his third Cabinet as one of the longest-serving European leaders, Prime Minister Rutte has earned global recognition for his leadership in taking on rising populism in his country and across Europe.