Central Europe Week

The Atlantic Council’s annual Central Europe Week explores US-Central European relations and the political and cultural future of this key region. Join the Europe Center for high-level conversations with policymakers and experts from the United States and Central Europe to highlight our unique cultural connections.

Join us this year for another Central Europe Week. More details to be announced shortly.

Catch up on last year’s virtual Central Europe Week exploring how the United States and Central Europe can together help shape a common post-COVID-19 agenda.


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Jul 25, 2022

Ukrainian footballers prepare to defy Putin with wartime premier league

By Andrew Todos

The Ukrainian Premier League is preparing to begin the 2022-23 season in August despite Russia's ongoing invasion of the country as Ukrainians turn to football to demonstrate their determination to defy the Kremlin.

Central Europe Conflict

New Atlanticist

Jul 22, 2022

Russian War Report: Russia accuses Ukraine of creating ‘monster’ troops in biolabs

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Plus, a right-wing Polish political party presented a legislative proposal to stop the "Ukrainization" of Poland.

Conflict Disinformation
A view of a damaged building and a car at the site of a Russian military strike in Vinnytsia, Ukraine, July 14, 2022. (Source: REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)

New Atlanticist

Jul 15, 2022

Russian War Report: Russian missiles strike Vinnytsia

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Russian forces launched a missile attack on the Ukrainian town on Vinnytsia, Russia's public death toll grows, and Iran's coverage of the war.

Conflict Disinformation
Ukrainian forces deploy a HIMARS precision rocket launching system on July 5, 2022. (Source: EYEPRESS via Reuters Connect)

New Atlanticist

Jul 8, 2022

Russian War Report: Ukraine uses HIMARS effectively to hit Russian ammo dumps

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Ukranian forces are using M142 HIMARS multiple rocket launchers to systematically target Russian ammunition storage facilities behind the frontlines.  

Disinformation Migration


Jul 6, 2022

Ukraine defies Russia and launches electricity exports to EU neighbors

By Aura Sabadus

Ukraine’s remarkable wartime synchronization with the electricity grid of continental Europe moved up a gear at the end of June with the landmark launch of commercial electricity exports to neighboring Romania.

Conflict Energy Markets & Governance
New satellite imagery taken this morning June 30, 2022 shows smoke coming from the contested Snake Island (45.255721, 30.204173) which Russia announced its withdrawal from June 30. Russian forces have left Snake Island in the Black Sea, the Ukrainian Armed Forces said on Thursday June 30, after carrying out what they said was a successful operation. The Ukrainian Armed Forces said that the enemy hastily evacuated the remnants of the garrison in two speedboats and probably left the island. (Maxar via EYEPRESS)

New Atlanticist

Jul 1, 2022

Russian War Report: Russia claims Snake Island losses were ‘gesture of goodwill’

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Plus, Russian diplomatic accounts spread a questionable story about anti-Russian stickers placed at an Auschwitz memorial.

Conflict Cybersecurity

AC Selects

Jun 25, 2022

AC Selects: Highlights from 2022 EU-US Defense & Future Forum

Event from week of June 24, 2022 Last week, the Delegation of the European Union to the United States hosted the EU-US Defense and Future Forum in partnership with the Atlantic Council Europe Center. The forum featured policymakers and experts from both sides of the Atlantic who explored the EU-US relationship and how it can […]

Central Europe Conflict


Jun 23, 2022

What Ukrainians need most

By Melinda Haring

Aid efforts in support of Ukrainians are more necessary than ever but as the Russian invasion enters its fifth month there are worrying signs that international attention is now beginning to fade.

Civil Society Conflict


Jun 17, 2022

Unholy War: UK sanctions Putin’s Patriarch for backing Ukraine invasion

By Taras Kuzio

This week's UK decision to impose sanctions on the head of the Russian Orthodox Church highlights international alarm over Patriarch Kirill's enthusiastic support for Vladimir Putin's war of imperial aggression in Ukraine.

Conflict Disinformation


Jun 6, 2022

Russia has not abandoned its goal of crushing Ukrainian statehood

By Melinda Haring

Ukraine has achieved a number of striking successes during the first phase of the Russian invasion but there is no room for complacency as Vladimir Putin's goal of crushing Ukrainian statehood remains unchanged.

Central Europe Conflict