The Atlantic Council hosted a conversation with His Excellency Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland, on a critical moment for Poland, Central Europe, and the transatlantic community. We explored the successes of Poland’s handling of the coronavirus, what this crisis means for Central Europe in the context of the European Union’s post-crisis future, the Polish presidential election, and Poland’s role in the transatlantic relationship.
The Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Initiative was pleased to present this show as part of their mission to inform and influence the response to the global crisis. From publishing timely commentary and analysis across the continent to providing a transatlantic platform for European leaders driving the crisis response, the Atlantic Council is combining foreign policy, economic, and business expertise to help re-imagine the post COVID-19 world.
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H.E. Mateusz Morawiecki
Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland
In conversation with
Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky
Senior Fellow, Harvard University Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Vice Chair, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council; former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs
President and CEO
In the heart of the transatlantic community
Three decades since the end of the Cold War, twenty years since NATO’s first enlargement beyond the Iron Curtain, and fifteen years since European Union and NATO accession, the states of Central Europe remain full and active members of both organizations, and they are key players in the transatlantic community. Foreign influence from Russia and China, concerns over regional adherence to the rule of law, and economic insecurity require continued and renewed US engagement.
New Atlanticist Sep 29, 2020
Three Seas Initiative could help jumpstart Europe’s post-COVID recovery and green economy transformation
Buoyed by a new commercially managed investment fund and a $1 billion pledge from the United States, leaders from the Three Seas Initiative will convene for a summit on October 19 to move the project into its next stage.
New Atlanticist Aug 14, 2020
Beyond 5G, Central Europe will be key to countering Chinese technological influence
By Frances Burwell, Jörn Fleck, and Eileen Kannengeiser
In seeking to further roll back China’s influence, the US has targeted Huawei during its CEE visit as the Shenzhen-based telecoms-equipment manufacturer competes for a prominent role in the region’s cellular network infrastructure and 5G expansion.
New Atlanticist Jul 31, 2020
Polish PM calls for transatlantic unity on troop deployments and China
By David A. Wemer
Speaking at an Atlantic Council Front Page event, Morawiecki argued that “the NATO alliance is so important for the world to keep peace,” that allies must continue to work toward “consensus” in their actions.