The only union of its kind
The European Union
Growing from its start as the European Coal and Steel Community, the European Union today has twenty-seven member states and is the only democratic, intergovernmental, supranational organization in the world. It has risen as a key actor and norm-setter in areas as diverse as trade, energy security, digital policy, and defense. In an era of great power competition, the United States has a national interest in the EU reinvigorating faith in the European project among Europeans and the rest of the world.
New Atlanticist Dec 14, 2022
How will the EU tackle its crises? Here is your briefing ahead of the European Council meeting.
By Noah DeMichele and Kristen Taylor
The leaders will face a demanding agenda of the biggest issues confronting Europe, like support for Ukraine and trade disputes with the United States.
New Atlanticist Dec 7, 2022
The new Swedish government’s agenda for its EU presidency: Forging unity on Ukraine, defense, and trade
By Katherine Walla
Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström explained Wednesday at an Atlantic Council Front Page event that the EU needs strengthening on several fronts to face the challenges ahead.
Featured Event: The EU-US Defense & Future Forum
Spotlight: The Transatlantic Digital Marketplace Initiative
The Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Digital Marketplace Initiative seeks to foster greater US-EU understanding and collaboration on digital policy matters and build tangible cooperation in this fast-growing area of the transatlantic economy.
The Europe Center promotes the transatlantic leadership and strategies required to ensure a strong Europe.