Events

Thu, May 28, 2020

Report launch: European energy security and the critical role of transatlantic energy cooperation

ONLINE EVENT - A virtual launch for the new report, “European Energy Security and the Critical Role of Transatlantic Energy Cooperation: Final Report and Recommendations.” Public and private sector leaders from both sides of the Atlantic provide their comments on the report and discuss ways to effectively implement the outlined recommendations.

8:00am ONLINE EVENT

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Wed, Apr 29, 2020

Something not so rotten in the Kingdom of Denmark

Denmark's success in combating the coronavirus provides a powerful example of how democracies can be more effective in times of crises.

New Atlanticist by Nauja Bianco and Andras Simonyi

Coronavirus Northern Europe

Tue, Apr 7, 2020

While he stems the spread of the coronavirus, Orban is spreading the virus of illiberalism.

Viktor Orban had the opportunity in the last weeks to choose between becoming a statesman or a general. He opted for the latter. One wishes him well in dealing with the crisis. But this last decision is not really about handling the crisis.

New Atlanticist by András Simonyi

Coronavirus European Union

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

The implications of the coronavirus crisis on the global energy sector and the environment

The current drop in oil demand—caused, in large part, by severe reductions in travel due to the coronavirus—combined with the Saudi-Russia oil price war has simultaneously, if temporarily, lowered greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). However, the drop in GHG emissions is likely to be unsustainable in the long term, and the currently low cost of oil has raised questions about the future of clean energy deployment and climate action.

New Atlanticist by Jennifer T. Gordon

Coronavirus Energy & Environment

Ambassador András Simonyi is a former Hungarian ambassador now living and working in Washington, DC. He was the managing director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS Johns Hopkins University (2012-2018), presently working with the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Prior to moving to the United States, he was Hungary’s ambassador to the US (2002-2007). He was the first Hungarian ambassador to NATO, becoming the first permanent representative of Hungary, after the country’s accession to the Alliance. His prior assignments include deputy chief of mission of Hungary to the European Union (later European Commission).

Ambassador Simonyi is a trained transportation economist, with a PhD in International Affairs. In his academic work he specializes in transatlantic relations, transatlantic energy, and the Nordic countries.

He publishes frequently in The Hill, The Huffington Post, and other media outlets.