The Northern Europe office works in particular with forging a strong US-Northern Europe agenda in light of the deteriorated security situation in the Baltic Sea region and the volatile transatlantic relationship. The office, headed by Anna Wieslander, participates in the public debate, provides analysis and publications and arranges workshops, seminars, and conferences that bring together policymakers and a diverse group of stakeholders in order to forge solutions that address challenges critical to the future of Europe and the transatlantic relationship. 

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Mon, Aug 31, 2020

Wieslander as a panelist with the Free World Forum: Deteriorated security situation around the Baltic Sea

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Europe & Eurasia Northern Europe

Wed, Aug 26, 2020

Wieslander joins Swedish Radio to discuss military escalation around the Baltic Sea

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Europe & Eurasia Northern Europe

Wed, Aug 26, 2020

Wieslander joins Radio Sweden to discuss the deteriorating security situation in the Baltic Sea

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Europe & Eurasia Northern Europe

Tue, Jun 16, 2020

European Leadership and the Corona Crisis: Geopolitical Effects on Northern Europe

On June 15, 2020, the Atlantic Council Northern Europe Office in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Nordic Office, organized a seminar on the topic of ”European Leadership and the Corona Crisis: Geopolitical Effects on Northern Europe”. The public seminar was attended by experts from all around Europe, representing parliaments, governmental institutions, political parties, think-tanks and […]

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Coronavirus Europe & Eurasia

Fri, May 29, 2020

Evolving through crisis: European leadership in the light of COVID-19

The Atlantic Council’s Northern Europe office convened a seminar on lessons learned from the early phases of the pandemic for European and transatlantic leadership.

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Coronavirus Economy & Business

Wed, Apr 29, 2020

Pandemic response should not equal isolationism, Swedish FM argues

International cooperation will be crucial not only to “fight the pandemic” of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), but also “to get us back on track afterwards,” Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs Ann Linde said on April 29. She stressed that while leaders remain focused on containing outbreaks in their own countries, they must avoid the temptation to shun the benefits international trade and cooperation can bring as a much-needed economic recovery begins.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus European Union

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, Oct 8, 2019

Securing Northern Europe

On September 20, 2019, the Atlantic Council Northern Europe organized a seminar highlighting the launch of a new issue brief titled ‘Securing Northern Europe: Toward A Comprehensive Approach’. Director for Northern Europe Anna Wieslander and Project Assistant Elin Schiffer presented the report for an audience consisting of invited members of parliament, civil servants, foreign diplomats […]

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Northern Europe

Thu, Jul 11, 2019

The US should not see Europe as a competitor, Latvian prime minister argues

“When you combine the European Union’s market with the US market, you have clear dominance in world affairs,” Kariņš argued.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

European Union Northern Europe

Thu, May 16, 2019

Strong support for the EU in Sweden ahead of European elections

Overall, the Swedish debate on the EU has been criticized by experts and journalists for failing to address central questions, such as how the EU should prevent another economic crisis and how the deepening defense cooperation could progress further.

New Atlanticist by Anna Wieslander

Elections European Union