Multiple Challenges for Transatlantic Partnerships

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Multiple Challenges for Transatlantic Partnerships

Conference on the economic, political, and security aspects of relations between traditional partners on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Kaiserstein Palace 23/37 Malostranské náměstí 110 00 Praha 1 Czechia

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About this event

The War in Ukraine has demanded cooperation in imposing sanctions and providing aid and has increased US attention towards the needs and priorities of EU allies that have grown in importance. While real GDP in the European Union and the United States is returning to pre-pandemic levels, the war in Ukraine has reduced trade and increased prices of food and energy, slowing economic growth around the world by 1.3% below previous estimates. Inflation in the EU and the U.S. has also exceeded expectations, primarily driven by higher energy prices as well as shortened supply and greater demand for commodities as the world continues to recover from the supply chain disruptions of COVID-19. As a result, interest rates have risen and monetary policies in the US and EU have tightened, instigating lower spending and investment within the EU and US, and fueling fears of stagflation. Security cooperation in the European theater has taken center stage with the ongoing war in Ukraine. The US and EU’s united and strong response supplying Ukraine with heavy artillery, intelligence, and other material support has played an important role in preventing the collapse of the Ukrainian state and driving Russian forces back into the eastern regions. Furthermore, Finland and Sweden’s applications to NATO mark a historic change in policy towards the defensive pact, as countries

Programme

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome Speech

10:10 - 10:30 Keynote Speakers

10:30 – 11:50 Economic Dimension – The Economic Costs of the Russia-Ukraine War

11:50 – 12:30 Lunch

12:30 – 13:50 Political Dimension – Democracy Faces Challenges from Authoritarian Politics

13:50 – 14:00 Coffee Break

14:00 – 15:20 Security Dimension – Securing the World Against Russian Aggression and Blackmailing

15:20 – 15:30 Closing Remarks

Remaining speakers to be announced soon.

An event organised by the European Liberal Forum with the support of the Institute for Politics and Society.

An event organised by the European Liberal Forum (ELF). Co-funded by the European Parliament. The views expressed herein are those of the speaker(s) alone. These views do not necessarily reflect those of the European Parliament and/or the European Liberal Forum.