INVITATION: Evaluating EU-NATO cooperation, Czech involvement and the prospect of improvement under new US leadership

We would like to invite you to a debate "Evaluating EU-NATO cooperation, Czech involvement, and the prospect of improvement under new US leadership". The event will take place on Thursday 10 December between 17:30–19:00 on Facebook.

It is widely recognized that the transatlantic relationship has deteriorated over the past few years, especially under the currently ending Trump administration which challenged the multilateral global order and questioned the utility of NATO. These developments gave an impulse to a wider discussion about Europe’s quest for strategic autonomy, the introduction of PESCO, and in turn, raised concerns on the future of the US’s global role. The cooperation between the EU and NATO is, however, still crucial and there are hopes for strong continuity after the results of American presidential elections are published. Reflecting on the December 2019 NATO summit in London, the Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg presented a plan of NATO forward-looking reflection process (“NATO 2030”) with an aim to strengthen its political role and unity among Allies.
This discussion will examine what can we expect from the NATO reflection process and monitor the development of EU-NATO relations as we enter 2021, specifically how European leaders and the next US administration see the future of NATO? How will the discussion about European strategic autonomy develop under the Biden administration? What could be the role of Central European countries and namely the Czech Republic in strengthening the Alliance?

Confirmed guests are: 

  • Benedetta Berti - Head of Policy Planning in the Office of the Secretary-General, NATO
  • Matúš Halás - Deputy Research Director, Institute of International Relations Prague 
  • Jakub Landovský - Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to NATO 
  • Lauren Speranza - Director of Transatlantic Defense and Security, Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)

The debate will be moderated by Danielle Piatkiewicz, Research Fellow, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

You can follow the event HERE.

#EU #NATO #Biden administration

Danielle Piatkiewicz
Research Fellow

Areas of expertise: Transatlantic and Central and Eastern European foreign and security relations, democracy promotion and NATO.

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