Agenda Trans-Atlantică – doc

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 WestLeslie 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.

Danemarca vrea militari americani ca să-și asigure securitatea, pe fondul posturii agresive a Rusiei / Trupele americane, solicitate în tot mai multe țări europene – 10.02.22

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

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

Ministrul german al apărării propune misiuni militare mai rapide şi independente: ”Pot exista situații în care avem interese diferite de NATO” – CdG, 19.09

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

Retragerea din Afganistan, posibil impuls pentru ”autonomia strategică” a UE – RFI, 24.08

‘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

Mark Gitenstein, numit de Joe Biden noul ambasador al SUA la Uniunea Europeană / Gitenstein a fost ambasador în România în perioada 2009-2012 – 27.07

Întrevedere cordială între Merkel și Biden. Dezacord privind Nord Stream 2 – euractiv, 16.07

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

Antony Blinken: Statale Unite nu au un partener mai bun decât Germania – 23.06

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

Transatlantic teamwork lifts coronavirus recovery, says ECB’s Christine Lagarde – Politico, 14.06

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

„America s-a întors”: Optimism la Bruxelles înaintea turneului lui Joe Biden în Europa – G4Media, 9.06

What to Watch: All Eyes on Europe as the Transatlantic Community Meets at Various Summits – GMF, 9.06

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.

Exactly How Helpless Is Europe? – FP, 21.05
If the United States stops protecting its closest allies, it won’t be a catastrophe. It’ll be exactly what they needed. By Stephen M. Walt

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?

UE propune suspendarea suprataxelor vamale dintre blocul comunitar și SUA, timp de șase luni – Der Spiegel, 10.04

It’s Still Hard to Be America’s Ally – FP, 8.04
Biden wants to rebuild relationships, but old friends aren’t so sure. By Richard Fontaine

Wess Mitchell: “The West needs to redevelop the tools and mindset of strategic competition” – EasternFocus, 5.04

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.

Două evenimente care arată tendințele pozitive în relația transatlantică – RFI, 11.03

Refacerea relaţiei SUA-UE: poziţii comune pe Rusia, Estul Europei şi Ucraina. Nuanţe faţă de „rivalul strategic“ comun, China – Iulian Chifu, 10.03

Eurodeputatul croat Tonino Picula, mandatat să elaboreze un set de recomandări privind relaţiile UE-SUA – 24.02

Mâna întinsă a lui Biden către Merkel și Macron – DW, 22.02

NATO vrea să relanseze cooperarea transatlantică – DW, 18.02

Emmanuel Macron: Autonomia strategică a Europei nu înseamnă îndepărtarea de SUA ci întărirea NATO – CdG, 20.02

America Is Back. Europe, Are You There? – FP, 9.02
Europeans say they want cooperation with Washington. Their latest actions speak a different language. By Daniel Baer

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.

Europe Center

  • 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

Noul președinte al SUA: Eurodeputații speră la un nou început în relațiile transatlantice – 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.

Europa atacă supremaţia dolarului: Lumea este prea dependentă de moneda americană – ZF, 18.01

Franța propune un moratoriu în confruntarea comercială dintre UE și SUA, care vizează dosarul creşterii preţurilor şi a taxelor pe oţel, tehnologie digitală, Airbus şi sectorul vitivinicol – 17.01

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

Dismay and denunciations in Europe as Washington descends into chaos – 7.01

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.

The New Normal in Transatlantic Relations: The US and Europe Eye China – IAI, 12.12

How to Kick-Start a New Trans-Atlantic Era – FP, 10.12
The European Union’s foreign minister explains his vision for a new U.S.-Europe partnership for the next four years. By Josep Borrell

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

A new transatlantic bargain: An action plan for transformation, not restoration – ECFR, 26.11

What are we actually fighting about? Germany, France, and the spectre of European autonomy – ECFR, 23.11

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.

Uniunea Europeană îl invită pe Joe Biden la un summit la Bruxelles, în 2021, alături de liderii celor 27 de state membre – 23.11

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

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.

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

A Vision for the Future of the Transatlantic Relationship – CH, 10.11

Biden victory signals change not just in US but Europe too – 15.11

Die Welt: La ce se poate aştepta Europa din partea lui Joe Biden – şi la ce nu – 11.11

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

Transatlantic myopia – CH, 6.11
Americans believe class politics distorts the European mindset, writes Catherine Fieschi

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

Biden Hasn’t Won Europe – 3.11.20
Europeans don’t like Trump—but they’re also not sure what they think about the United States at all. By Caroline de Gruyter

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

Nicu Ștefănuță, vicepreședintele Delegației pentru relațiile cu SUA din PE – Cine va fi Președintele Americii și de ce contează? – Calea Europeană, 2.11

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.


De ce alegerea lui Biden a picat bine în UE și prost la Moscova – Iulian Fota, 10.11

Germany promises not to backtrack on defense spending after Trump – Politico, 9.11

Anxious allies: European sovereignty after the US election – ECFR, 5.11

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.

Șeful diplomației SUA efectuează un turneu în Europa: Mike Pompeo va participa la comemorarea a 100 de ani de la Bătălia de la Varșovia, când Polonia a învins Armata Roșie – Calea Europeană, 6.08.20

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


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