Seminar: Transatlantic Relations

On Wednesday July 3rd the Netherlands Atlantic Association organized a seminar themed:

Transatlantic Relations:
Continuity and Discontinuity in a Multi-layered Relationship

(or "Mind the Gap")


This year will be crucial for the European-American relationship and its main institutions, NATO and the EU. Changes will take place in the field of trade and security policies, and there will be leadership elections in the EU. In addition, more structural changes are looming: political uncertainties in national capitals and unpredictable events, which may pose security risks for the Euro-Atlantic area.


This seminar aimed to assess the most urgent questions for the Transatlantic community today in a broader context. Among the most important events ahead sparking these questions are:


- Brexit: What will it mean for NATO and EU?
local elections in Germany: How will these affect German national policies?
leadership change at EU level:Change in what direction?
NATO and trans-Atlantic security:NATO at 70, is it ready for the next challenges?
European defense efforts: Opportunity or opportunism? And at what cost?
rivalry with Asian powers: Are the European markets ready to compete with Asian and American giants? What needs to be done?
unresolved conflicts in Ukraine, the Middle East, and Africa: A matter of priorities or capabilities?



Wednesday July 3rd 2019 


12.00- 15.00 h.  
12.00 – 12.30 h. Registration with sandwich lunch
                            12.30 – 15.00 h. Program


Hans Binnendijk (Senior fellow, SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations), Roland Freudenstein (Policy Director, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies), Jana Puglierin (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik).


Robert van de Roer (diplomatic expert)


Press Centre ‘Nieuwspoort’, Lange Poten 10, The Hague


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