Europe in a Changing Global Context - A Conversation with PM Mark Rutte

July 18, 2019 - 8:45 am

1030 15TH ST NW, 12th Floor

Please join the Atlantic Council's Future Europe Initiative on Thursday, July 18, 2019, from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. for a conversation with His Excellency Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, on “Europe in a Changing Global Context The event will be held at Atlantic Council Headquarters (1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20005)

Prime Minister Mark Rutte will join 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 thePeople'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 withleading the negotiationsto 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.   

We hope you can join us for this important and timely conversation.