There Is a West – FP, 7.03.22
The crisis in Ukraine has reminded the United States and Europe that they have a purpose in the world. By James Traub, a columnist at Foreign Policy and nonresident fellow at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation
US and Europe find unity but must move beyond the West – Leslie Vinjamuri, Chatham House, 3.03.22
President Biden’s first State of the Union address was delivered to a US Congress which showed moments of seemingly cast-iron unity in support of Ukraine.
Germany’s pivot from America – Politico, 20.01.22
To outward appearances, Berlin is far from AWOL on Ukraine. But when the cameras are turned off, Germany’s tone changes.
Germany’s Baerbock Meets Blinken in First Washington Visit – FP, 5.01.22
The Green Party leader faces a challenge in squaring her party’s foreign-policy goals with her two coalition partners. By Colm Quinn, the newsletter writer at Foreign Policy
Is Biden’s European Honeymoon Over? – FP, 28.10
Can the U.S. president get relations with Europe back on track? By Jack Detsch, Foreign Policy’s Pentagon and national security reporter, and Robbie Gramer, a diplomacy and national security reporter at Foreign Policy
No More Trans-Atlantic Love Fest as Biden Heads to Europe – FP, 26.10
Europe and the United States were never going to be the reunited couple in a geopolitical rom-com. By Daniel Baer, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Will Europe Ever Really Confront China? – FP, 15.10
The Biden administration is gearing up for a long-term struggle in China—but shouldn’t expect its closest allies by its side. By Stephen M. Walt, a columnist at Foreign Policy and the Robert and Renée Belfer professor of international relations at Harvard University
Merkel susține că Europa trebuie să își definească mai clar propriile interese de securitate: „America nu mai este pregătită să-şi asume în mod necondiţionat un rol de lider pretutindeni în lume” – 11.10
Don’t Underestimate the AUKUS Rift With France – FP, 22.09
Paris doesn’t speak for Europe, but it can disrupt transatlantic ties. By Heather A. Conley, the senior vice president for Europe at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Michael J. Green, the senior vice president for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a professor at Georgetown University
- Uniunea Europeană susține că „nu a fost informată” în legătură cu pactul de securitate pentru zona indo-pacifică dintre SUA, Marea Britanie și Australia – 16.09
- Borrell consideră că pactul dintre SUA, Marea Britanie și Australia arată că UE trebuie să își dezvolte propriile strategii de securitate: „Trebuie să supraviețuim pe cont propriu, așa cum fac alții” – 16.09
Europeans Want to Stay Out of the New Cold War – FP, 22.09
New polling shows that Europeans think a struggle between Washington and Beijing is unavoidable—but want no part of it. By Ivan Krastev, the chair of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Mark Leonard, the co-founder and director of the European Council on Foreign Relations
Boris Johnson Visits the White House – FP, 21.09
An often shaky relationship between Biden and Johnson hasn’t stopped the two countries from pursuing shared strategic goals.
Britain’s Special Relationship Fantasy Has Been Exposed – FP, 13.09
For years, London convinced itself it was Washington’s close partner. That’s now impossible to believe. By Ian Buruma, a professor of democracy, human rights, and journalism at Bard College
Macron Uses Biden’s Afghan Retreat to Push ‘Strategic Autonomy’ – FP, 3.09
But doubts remain whether he can cut his own path in the Middle East. By J. Alex Tarquinio, an independent journalist based in New York
‘Europe Runs the Risk of Becoming a Global Strategic Victim’ – FP, 23.08
Retired British Gen. Richard Barrons warns that the United Kingdom and European Union can no longer simply rely on the United States for their security. By Elisabeth Braw
Present at the Creation of a Climate Alliance—or Climate Conflict – FP, 6.08
The United States and Europe are on the brink of decisions that could save the planet—or tear apart the West. By Adam Tooze
Will the United States and Europe Break Up Over China? – FP, 15.07
Biden and Merkel will make all the right noises at their meeting this week. But deep transatlantic tensions persist. By Michael Hirsh
The Undeniable Pessimism of Angela Merkel – FP, 15.07
Hovering over Germany’s China policy is a cloud of gloom and fear. By Thorsten Benner, a co-founder and the director of the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin
Biden Is Falling Into the Same Trap With Europe as Obama – FP, 30.06
Washington’s myopic focus on Berlin and Brussels is a grave mistake. The rest of Europe shouldn’t be flyover country. By A. Wess Mitchell
EU-US Summit – CE, 15.06
- NATO leaders meet in Brussels today for a summit described by its Secretary-General as a pivotal moment in its seventy-two-year history.
- The alliance is looking to turn the page on the past four years when relations with its most powerful member, the United States, were strained.
EU-Canada Summit: Press conference – CE, 15.06
- Charles MICHEL, President of the European Council
- Ursula von der LEYEN, President of the European Commission
- Justin TRUDEAU, Prime Minister of Canada
- Biden’s Mission to Defeat Digital Sovereignty – FP, 16.06
The U.S. president urgently needs to persuade Europe to choose tech cooperation over autonomy. By Tyson Barker
- Vestager dodges tough questions on US spy scandal – Politico, 3.06
Is the EU digital supremo a privacy protector or an espionage enabler?
- Biden seeks high-level data deal to repair EU-US digital ties – Politico, 2.06
Washington wants to jumpstart talks on how digital information can be moved between Europe and the US.
- Europe’s love (or not) for Biden — mapped – Politico, 10.06
Introducing the Biden Compatibility Index, a ranking of countries according to their affinity to the US president.
- Where Europe and the US don’t see eye to eye – Politico, 8.06
As Joe Biden heads to Brussels, relations on many issues are far from rosy.
Biden Is Everything Europe Asked For – FP, 10.06
On his first trip abroad, the new U.S. president is renewing old friendships—and bringing a winning post-pandemic agenda for the West. By James Traub, a nonresident fellow at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation and a columnist at Foreign Policy
Reinventarea Occidentului, ultima șansă – Valentin Naumescu, 10.06
Biden Can’t Take Peace in Europe for Granted – FP, 27.05
After punishing Belarus, Washington should support the Three Seas Initiative to win the region back from Russia. By Chris Miller is an assistant professor at Tuft University’s Fletcher School of Law and Democracy.
The United Kingdom Dispatches HMS Queen Elizabeth to Confront China – FP, 12.05
Are U.S. allies finally rallying around Washington’s more aggressive stance toward Beijing? By Michael Auslin, the author of Asia’s New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific and is a fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution
Diplomats to Biden: Don’t give the plum Europe posts to donors and allies – Politico, 6.05
President Joe Biden is expected to release his first batch of political nominees for ambassadorships in the coming weeks. “Right now, every post has significance,” a former officer warns.
Biden makes the EU look like the bad guys – Politico, 6.05
The US president is not only often as tough as Trump on Europe — he’s also stealing the moral high ground the EU loves.
Biden Can’t Avoid Getting Tough on Europe Much Longer – FP, 28.04
The fuzzy goodwill between Washington and Europe has lulled the continent into a false comfort. By Peter Rough
The US-EU-UK triangle: bilateral and multilateral trade issues – CH, 28.04
- Transatlantic trade has arguably entered more predictable waters, with the UK and EU signing the Trade and Cooperation Agreement on 30 December 2020, and Joe Biden being sworn in as US president on 20 January 2021.
- But relations between the UK and EU have been rather fractious – including a row over COVID-19 vaccine exports. Post-Brexit concerns over Northern Ireland linger and could have implications for the US-UK free trade negotiations, which were launched under the Trump administration and are currently being reviewed by the new US administration.
- What is the outlook for the bilateral trade relationships between the US, EU and UK – and how do the three sets of bilateral trade relationships interact?
- Beyond that, how can the three parties work together on shared global trade issues – including tackling unfair trading practices of non-market economies like China, addressing climate change, and reforming the WTO?
- How will bilateral tensions that could undermine collaborative efforts be managed (such as permanently resolving the dispute related to large civil aircraft subsidies or settling differences over the taxation of digital services)?
- What areas offer the greatest opportunities for increased North Atlantic trade cooperation, and on what issues is there the greatest divergence between the US/UK and US/EU trade agendas?
Biden Team’s Embrace of Europe Falls Short on Content – FP, 31.03
Outcomes, not optics, should be the measure of U.S. policy in Europe.
Mâna întinsă a lui Biden către Merkel și Macron – DW, 22.02
Conseil de défense Macron-Merkel : que change l’arrivée de Joe Biden ? – 5.02
- #AngelaMerkel et #EmmanuelMacron se retrouvent vendredi pour parler défense et relations transatlantiques, après quelques frictions, au lendemain de l’annonce d’un rapprochement des #EtatsUnis de leurs alliés traditionnels. Le décryptage d’Armelle Charrier, chroniqueuse internationale à France 24.
In conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron: Launching the Europe Center – Atlantic Council, 4.02
- The Atlantic Council officially launches the Europe Center featuring a conversation on Europe and transatlantic relations with His Excellency Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic.
- In 2021, the Atlantic Council is doubling down on its mission to promote relations with the European Union, with the Europe Center at its heart. With a new administration in the United States, this is an opportunity to re-invigorate the transatlantic community to tackle common challenges, from climate change to a more assertive China and technological change. But this relationship can’t be steeped in nostalgia. This moment is an opportunity to reshape the Alliance with a more responsible global Europe at its core.
Europe gives Biden a one-finger salute – Politico, 29.01
Given the opportunity to show the new US administration it was serious about collaboration, Europe has done no such thing.
French Ambassador: EU Working Toward ‘Common Action’ With Biden on Iran, COVID-19 – FP, 26.01
But Philippe Etienne says France won’t surrender its dream of “strategic autonomy.” By Michael Hirsh
Germany Is Pouring Cold Water on the Biden-Europe Love Fest – FP, 22.01
Even the arrival of a pro-European U.S. administration can’t paper over unmistakable signs of trans-Atlantic trouble. By Constanze Stelzenmüller
The U.S.-EU Relationship in 2021 and Beyond – What Can We Expect From the Biden Administration? – 21.01
- With President-elect Biden set to take office, Europe is intently focused on rebuilding a relationship with the new administration. The Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations and the German Marshall Fund of the United States will bring together leading European and U.S. experts and policymakers the day after inauguration to analyze what the two allies can expect from each other in the coming years. The conversation will explore what U.S. foreign policy will look like under a Biden administration. Can the U.S.-European relationship be strengthened again? What issues can we see more collaboration on, and where do challenges still exist? Will we see a resurgence of transatlantic engagement?
Investiture de Joe Biden : l’U.E salue son “ami” et lui propose une nouvelle alliance – 20.01
Highlights: President Von der Leyen on the inauguration of the new President of the US – 20.01
1 in 3 Europeans say US can’t be trusted: Poll – Politico, 19.01
More than 60 percent of those surveyed said the American political system is broken.
Seizing the Biden Moment: What the New U.S. Administration Means for Europe – GMF, 19.01
- While Joe Biden begins his presidency, this online event will focus on the policy implications for Europe. The new U.S. administration will engage with partners on a variety of issues—from climate change to democratic values and digital transformation—and aim to restore trust within the alliance. Europeans will also have to better articulate their relationship with the U.S. and the deepening of European cooperation in the defense and foreign policy fields.
- How will transatlantic cooperation evolve in the next four years? What are the priorities of the U.S. administration, and how will Joe Biden engage with European allies to tackle international challenges? What does a “U.S. Foreign Policy for the Middle Class” mean for the United States and Europe? To what extent will this impact intra-European choices in strategic sectors such as defense, digital and trade policy, and reshape the debate on European sovereignty? How will domestic politics and the extreme polarization influence U.S. foreign policy, especially towards Europe? What are the different scenarios regarding the future of the Republican party?
Nathalie Loiseau – Reconfiguring Security and Defence post-Trump and post-Brexit – IIEA, 18.01
- With the arrival of a new US administration and departure of the UK from the European Union, Nathalie Loiseau, MEP, presents the implications of these developments for the EU’s security and defence arrangements in an address to the IIEA. She discusses the prospects for a constructive transatlantic agenda, taking account of President-elect Biden’s multilateralist stance and threat outlook. Furthermore, Nathalie Loiseau evaluates the scope of the UK’s influence post-Brexit on the EU Common Security and Defence Policy and consider the future relationship in a new framework.
EU-US trade row: Additional US tax on French & German goods – 13.01
Time for Europe and US to work together on China – Politico, 19.01
Disputes among allies will only give China a leg up. – Peter Beyer is a Christian Democratic Union (CDU) lawmaker in the Bundestag and the German government’s transatlantic coordinator.
Why Europe’s China deal will poison transatlantic relations – Politico, 14.01
Concerns about Europe’s attitude toward Beijing are spoiling an otherwise rosy EU-US debut.
Europe condemns US mob: European leaders react to US Capitol building invasion – 8.01
U.S. Allies Abroad Condemn Pro-Trump Mob Storming U.S. Capitol – FP, 6.01
European leaders urge Trump to finally concede the election for the sake of American democracy. By Robbie Gramer, Chloe Hadavas, Allison Meakem
G7: Johnson and Biden tap wartime spirit with ‘Atlantic charter’ – Politico, 9.06.21
Two leaders seek to echo Churchill and Roosevelt with big picture promises — minus the detail on getting it done.
Britain braces for not-so-special relationship with Biden – Politico, 31.12.20
Boris Johnson is unlikely to seal a trade deal with the U.S. in 2021.
Trans-Atlantic cooperation after the US election: Perspectives from France and Germany – Brookings, 16.12
- The Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) at Brookings hosted Manuel Lafont Rapnouil and Sebastian Groth, the French and German heads of policy planning, and former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Victoria Nuland for a discussion examining French, German, and European perspectives on the outcome of the U.S. election and prospects for trans-Atlantic cooperation.
What Is Europe’s ‘Once-in-a-Generation’ Offer to America? – FP, 8.12
The EU vows to seize the opportunity posed by the new U.S. administration—but muddled strategy still stands in the way. By Bart M.J. Szewczyk
A 6-point action plan for a transatlantic bargain – ECFR, 6.12
Politicians, academics, and other prominent senior experts from ECFR’s Council call on EU leaders to adopt a 6-point action plan for a transatlantic bargain
Step one in repairing US-EU relations: a data privacy deal – Politico, 4.12
Strengthening Transatlantic Relations: Lessons from the Past, Opportunities for the Future – GMF, 3.12
With a Biden Presidency, is European Sovereignty Still Needed? – GMF, 2.12
Partners of First Resort: America, Europe, and the Future of the West – GMF, 1.12
- As of late, the once reliable and thriving transatlantic partnership can best be described as turbulent. The relationship is in a state of disrepair once unimaginable. Fundamental issues began to show as the partners sought to update the relationship to suit the post-Cold War world order. Longstanding issues such as NATO member defense spending, the Iraq war, and the U.S.’s “pivot to Asia” under President Obama all hinted at the underlying and unresolved issues within the relationship. Throughout his tenure, President Trump’s rhetoric further strained the U.S.-Europe partnership and eroded trust upon which the relationship was built. Can President-elect Biden and his incoming team reset the transatlantic relationship? What would a “transatlantic renaissance” look like? And can this aged partnership effectively respond to the pressing global challenges of today?
EU military boost would bring benefits, says bloc’s top general – Politico, 29.11
Gen. Claudio Graziano said the EU could act as a mediator between the US and China.
Europe May Cheer Biden’s Win—But It Threatens Macron’s Grand Project – FP, 27.11
France is going to have a harder time selling “strategic autonomy” without the foil of the Trump administration to drive it. By Michele Barbero
Biden phones top EU officials – EUObserver, 24.11
US president-elect Joe Biden phoned top EU and Nato officials – Charles Michel, Ursula von der Leyen, and Jens Stoltenberg – Monday, as part of his transition into the White House.
Biden’s Europe challenge: Repair tattered transatlantic ties – Pat Cox, Politico, 23.11
A Conversation With President Ursula von der Leyen of the European Commission – CFR, 20.11
President von der Leyen discusses her vision for a new transatlantic agenda, prospects for cooperation between the European Union and the United States, and the future of multilateralism.
Biden Knows Europe, and Europe Knows Biden. That’s Not Enough – FP, 19.11
How to start a new—and overdue—chapter of trans-Atlantic relations. By Daniel Fried, Benjamin Haddad
U.S. Should Work With Europe to Counter China, Senators Say – Bloomberg, 18.11
Second acts: How Europe can renew the transatlantic partnership – ECFR, 17.11
This could be the moment to build a more balanced transatlantic relationship, with Europeans showing the US where we need it to engage, and how – rather than simply waiting for cues from Washington
- Miniştrii de externe ai Franţei şi Germaniei doresc un ”New Deal” transatlantic – 17.11
- Berlin stresses US ties after Macron knocks minister’s pro-American op-ed – Politico, 15.11
For the West, There Is No Road Back to a Time Before Trump – FP, 16.11
Europeans are relieved by Biden’s victory but will be very disappointed if they don’t heed the lessons of the past four years. By Charles A. Kupchan
Building back a better transatlantic alliance – Mark Leonard, ECFR, 16.11
Europe’s Biden bind: Stick with US or go it alone? – Politico, 15.11
Continent split between wanting close ties to Washington and desire to develop its own power.
- UE propune viitoarei administraţii Biden un nou parteneriat, ”coloana vertebrală a unei noi alianţe globale” – 11.11
- Joe Biden hits the phones, calls European leaders – 10.11
- Let’s make the most of this new chapter in EU-US relations – Josep Borell, 9.11
EU-US trade war: Block to push ahead to impose tariffs over €3,3BLN on some imports – 10.11
EU keeps its shield up in the US trade war – Politico, 10.11
Biden victory signals change not just in US but Europe too – 15.11
Everyone loves Biden — even Europe’s conservatives – Politico, 10.11
The New Transatlantic Relationship – 10.11
These Policy Areas Could Shape the Biden-EU Relationship – 9.11
European hopes for a US reset could be disappointed – 9.11
- What Biden means for Europe – Politico, 8.11
- What a Biden presidency might mean for Europe – DW, 7.11
- US election: Europe’s winners and losers – Politico, 7.11
- Trump or Biden, Europe is the loser – Politico, 4.11
Transatlantic myopia – CH, 6.11
Americans believe class politics distorts the European mindset, writes Catherine Fieschi
- Merkel says Germany will stand ‘side by side’ with US on world issues – DW, 9.11
- Merkel to Biden: Europe ready to ‘take on more responsibility’ – 9.11
- Gata cu romantismul transatlantic! – DW, 5.11
- Europe still needs America – Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Germany’s defense minister
- Time for Europe to move past ‘pax Americana’ – Franziska Brantner, German Green party spokesperson for EU affairs in the Bundestag
The pre-Trump world won’t come back – Ivan Krastev, DW, 7.11
It is time for Europe to go to Washington and present a vision of the future of the trans-Atlantic partnership, based on changed realities on the both sides of the Atlantic.
China and Europe Won’t Get Any Relief on Trade From Biden – FP, 6.11
Washington will not return as the champion of the global trading system. But it may stop being its biggest foe. By Edward Alden
- What we have lost: Trump, Biden, and the meaning of transatlantic relations – ECFR, 6.11
- Europe’s role in America’s election – ECFR, 30.10
- European views of the transatlantic relationship – ECFR, 28.09
- The Biden effect and the future of US-Europe relations II – ECFR, 7.08
- The Biden effect and the future of US-Europe relations I – ECFR, 31.07
Nicio ţară din UE, în afară poate de Polonia, nu l-ar realege pe Trump – Agerpres, 28.10.20
Scottish Nationalists Hope Biden Win Means a Washington Friendlier to Independence – FP, 7.11
The U.S. stance toward any future Scottish independence referendum could be crucial. By David Leask
Locked Down at Home, Much of France Is Quietly Rooting for Biden – FP, 3.11.20
Trump’s insults and ideological closeness to Marine Le Pen have left a bitter taste. By Nabila Ramdani
Why Europe is praying for Trump to lose the US election – DW Analysis, 30.10
Spotlight on CEE: Responding to the U.S. Elections – GMF, 29.10
Rebooting the Transatlantic Relationship – CH, 22.10
The US withdrawal from major international agreements and organisations and Europe’s preoccupation with Brexit have meant that transatlantic cooperation on global issues such as security, technology, climate and – most recently – the coronavirus pandemic, has fallen short of co-ordinated leadership.
Germany promises not to backtrack on defense spending after Trump – Politico, 9.11
Note to U.S. Allies: America Will Remain Divided and Frustrating – FP, 4.11.20
Biden’s ambitious domestic and international agenda will be stymied by a Senate the Democrats failed to win. By Daniel B. Baer
Allies Look to ‘Strategic Autonomy’ as Support for Trump Proves Resilient – FP, 4.11.20
The world, like the United States, is in limbo. But one thing is clear: 2016 was not an aberration. By Colum Lynch, Amy Mackinnon
În SUA, pe 3 noiembrie, se votează viitorul NATO – Marius Ghincea, 1.11.20
Security realities – ECFR, 12.10.20
The Europeans are insufficiently prepared to provide more in terms of defence and stability. There will be a rude awakening even with a President Biden in the White House.
Uniunea Europeană și Statele Unite au ajuns la un acord privind reducerea taxelor vamale pentru anumite produse, primele negociate în mai mult de două decenii: Dorim ca acesta să fie doar începutul – 22.08.20