Central Europe Week

Join the Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Initiative for a virtual event series exploring how the United States and Central Europe can together help shape a common post-COVID-19 agenda.

Building upon the Council’s inaugural US-Central Europe conference in 2019, the conversations throughout the week feature high-level policymakers and experts from the US and the region, while also highlighting our unique cultural connections.

The Future Europe Initiative uses real-time commentary and analysis to explain to key audiences in America current developments in Europe and how they affect the transatlantic relationship.

The Future Europe Initiative conducts research to guide the actions and strategy of key transatlantic decision makers on the issues that will shape the future of the transatlantic relationship.

By convening American and European leaders, through public events and workshops,  the Future Europe Initiative promotes dialogue to bolster the transatlantic partnership.

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Mon, Oct 19, 2020

The United States and Central Europe: A road map for a democratic post-pandemic agenda

“The United States and Central Europe: A Road Map for a Democratic Post-Pandemic Agenda” outlines these themes and advocates for a common US-Central European agenda in seeking a better post-COVID-19 world.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Daniel Fried, Jakub Wiśniewski, Denise Forsthuber, Alena Kudzko

Central Europe Coronavirus

Tue, Oct 13, 2020

What Greece has learned (and Brussels should too) from the EastMed crisis

Greece has learned plenty about the way the world works these last few months. We’re about to find out what Brussels has learned as well.

New Atlanticist by Leon Levy

Conflict Crisis Management

Wed, Sep 30, 2020

Relaunching the transatlantic trade agenda: a European perspective

A new transatlantic partnership will be necessary whatever the result of the US election because the EU-US trade relationship, the European and US approach to multilateralism, and the global balance of power have changed.

New Atlanticist by Emilie Giraud-Bel

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Wed, Sep 30, 2020

Why the US-Italy relationship matters

In spite of the overall worsening of transatlantic relations over the past four years, and more inward looking foreign policy choices, Italy and the United States were able to preserve consistently positive relations. As far as trade is concerned, Italy managed to avoid the brunt of US tariffs on European goods, and trade exchange between […]

Issue Brief by Giovanna de Maio

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Tue, 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 by David A. Wemer

Central Europe Climate Change & Climate Action

Mon, Sep 28, 2020

Pompeo’s trip highlights strong US-Greece relationship

Rather than being simply an effort to mediate among the parties in the Eastern Med, Pompeo’s trip has focused on the bilateral US-Greece relationship, on a strategic as well as a personal level

New Atlanticist by Katerina Sokou

Energy & Environment Greece

Tue, Sep 22, 2020

Navalny is Merkel’s ‘red line’ crisis

How Merkel responds to the poisoning of Alexei Navalny and critiques of support for Nord Stream II will likely have cascading effects on international politics. Germany’s decisions, even on seemingly discrete events, can alter the global balance of power.

New Atlanticist by Jeremy Stern

Europe & Eurasia European Union

Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Johnson faces a COVID lockdown and trade lockout

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has found himself in an extraordinary crisis, as a second wave of COVID-19 lockdowns is interacting with what would normally be considered a totally separate matter, the future of trade deals with the European Union and the United States and Britain’s reputation as a nation committed to upholding international law.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

Coronavirus European Union

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

British foreign secretary: Post-Brexit Britain will pursue ‘distinct identity in the world’

Amid continuing uncertainty about the exact economic and political relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab explained that the United Kingdom wants to “be masters of our own destiny, not just domestically, but [also] in terms of the approach we forge internationally.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Human Rights Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Sep 16, 2020

Experts react: Von der Leyen outlines vision for Europe’s post-COVID future

Von der Leyen used her first State of the European Union Address to push European leaders to “make change happen by design—not by disaster or by diktat from others in the world.” Atlantic Council experts react to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s speech and its implications for future EU policy.

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Events

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Digitalization in Central and Eastern Europe: Building regional cooperation

A #CENTRALEUROPEWEEK EVENT - Convinced of the role digitalization can play in Central and Eastern Europe’s economic future and encouraged by new momentum in the debate, the Atlantic Council convened a task force of US and CEE digital innovators, experts, and thought leaders. This event outlines the task force's key findings and the critical role of regional cooperation to advance CEE digital transformation.

8:00am ONLINE EVENT SERIES

Fri, Oct 30, 2020

Securing the next century of US – Romanian partnership

A #CENTRALEUROPEWEEK EVENT - Experts from the US and Romania gather to outline key challenges and opportunities for growth, prosperity, and security, both in the Black Sea region and Europe more broadly.

8:00am ONLINE EVENT