After the elections. The future of EU-US relations

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The transatlantic partnership is old, deep and central to a law-based world order, but, in an international climate marked by growing great power competition, both partners must adapt to a new era.

The recently concluded US presidential elections represent an excellent opportunity to look ahead and seek ways to bridge the gap that has developed over the last years between the two sides of the Atlantic.

It is now more important than ever that Renew Europe focuses debates on this critical relationship for Europe.

The event aims to discuss the future of EU-US relations and ways to address the common challenges faced by the two transatlantic partners.

Draft Programme

16:00 - 16:10 Opening remarks.
• Dacian Cioloș, President of the Renew Europe Group
• Hilde Vautmans, MEP, Renew Europe Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) Coordinator
16:10 - 17:00 Panel discussion
Moderator: Liesje Schreinemacher, MEP, Renew Europe Group, Committee on International Trade (INTA)
• Anthony L. Gardner, Senior Advisor, Brunswick, former United States Ambassador to the European Union (2014-2017)
• Dr. Cecilia Malmström, Assar Gabrielsson professor at Göteborg School of Economics, former EU Commissioner for Home Affairs (2010–2014) and for Trade (2014–2019)
• Stavros Lambrinidis, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States
• Dr. Michael Carpenter, Managing Director of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement

17:00-17:45 Q&A session
17:45 - 18.00 Concluding remarks
• Sophia in 't VELD, MEP, Renew Europe Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) Coordinator
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Interpretation provided in English / French / Spanish
This meeting will be webstreamed