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U.S.-EU Relations After the Summit: A Conversation with EU Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis

Date & Time

Monday
Jun. 21, 2021
11:00am – 12:00pm ET

Overview

U.S.-President Biden, European Commission President von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel used their Summit meeting in Brussels to advance an ambitious agenda on issues ranging from climate and health to economic recovery, trade and technology. A number of irritants linger, however, including differences over privacy and data flows to approaches to China and other countries.

What did the Summit achieve? Where do transatlantic differences persist? Join us in conversation with Stavros Lambrinidis, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, to discuss the results of the U.S.-EU Summit in Brussels.


Quotes

Ambassador Lambrinidis

“The biggest takeaway [of the Summit] is that the United States and the European Union—the two biggest democracies in the world, the two biggest economies, the biggest economic relationship in the world—are back in business together. And they’re back in business together to address both critical issues for our own prosperity and security for our citizens, but also for the security and prosperity of democracy around the world.”

“We also looked at climate, and we determined that it’s going to be supremely important for us to work together to ensure that we lead by example, that we get to carbon neutrality by 2050, that we take serious steps for 2030, and that we work together to raise the world’s ambitions.”


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Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting the European continent, U.S.-European relations, and Europe’s ties with the rest of the world. It does this through scholars-in-residence, seminars, policy study groups, media commentary, international conferences and publications. Activities cover a wide range of topics, from the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE to European energy security, trade disputes, challenges to democracy, and counter-terrorism. The program investigates European approaches to policy issues of importance to the United States, including globalization, digital transformation, climate, migration, global governance, and relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.  Read more

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