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"European defense is in an appalling state," Thomas Enders, CEO of Airbus Group said during an Atlantic Council Captains of Industry event held immediately following the Council's two-day Toward a Europe Whole & Free conference on April 30.

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Vice President Tells Council: Ukraine-Russia Conflict 'Was Born in Putin's Mind'

President Barack Obama will visit Poland in June for the 25th anniversary of the free elections that marked that country’s exit from its era of communist rule under Soviet domination, Vice President Joe Biden said at the Atlantic Council today. Obama’s visit to Poland comes as the US administration seeks to bolster Eastern European allies amid the transatlantic community’s confrontation with Russia over its attacks on Ukraine.

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Welcome: Brent Scowcroft, Chairman, International Advisory Board, Atlantic Council

Moderator: Frederick Kempe, President and CEO, Atlantic Council

Speaker: Thomas Enders, CEO, Airbus Group

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Toward a Europe Whole and Free
Defending the Vision

Welcome and Moderator: Barry Pavel, Vice President and Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council
Speakers:
H.E. Irakli Alasania, Minister of Defense, Ministry of Defense of Georgia;
H.E. Sven Mikser, Minister of Defense, Ministry of Defense of Estonia;
H.E. Milica Pejanović Đurišić, Minister of Defense, Ministry of Defense of Montenegro;
H.E. Martin Stropnicky, Minister of Defense, Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic;
Alexander Vershbow, NATO Deputy Secretary General, NATO

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