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The Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Initiative is delighted to welcome Her Excellency Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden, for a town hall conversation on Sweden’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and the impact of the crisis on the transatlantic relationship.
As Sweden’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic attracts increasing attention, Minister Linde discusses the foreign and security policy implications of the pandemic as well as the road ahead for transatlantic cooperation in the wake of the crisis. The event is part of Minister Linde’s virtual bilateral visit to Washington, DC.
Foreign Minister Ann Christin Linde is a Swedish politician of the Social Democratic Party who has been serving as Minister for Foreign Affairs in the government of Prime Minister Stefan Löfven since September 10, 2019. She also previously served as Minister for Foreign Trade and Minister for Nordic Cooperation, as well as Minister for European Union Affairs and Trade for the Löfven Cabinet since May 25, 2016.
Event Recap Apr 8, 2020
“We must unite our forces and stick to our fundamental values” during coronavirus crisis, EU commissioner says.
By Paul Cormarie
“The European Commission has acted faster and stronger than anyone expected,” on coronavirus, according to European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson.
New Atlanticist Apr 10, 2020
Eurozone passes coronavirus rescue plan, but political unity remains elusive
By David A. Wemer
Although European leaders were finally able to agree on a massive rescue package to help the European economy weather the storm of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the lack of unity on display over the protracted negotiations raises deep concerns about Europe’s ability to navigate the difficult road to recovery.
New Atlanticist Apr 22, 2020
Coronavirus spurs Europe’s quest for digital sovereignty
By Kenneth Propp
All of the virus-related developments—growing skepticism about global sourcing, the deepening threat of disinformation, the centrality of digital services in a return towards normality, and the privacy and security questions that dog them—will have an impact on the EU’s longer-term quest for digital sovereignty.