With Washington’s EU-US summit in June 2009 rapidly approaching, European and American think tanks have created a “Transatlantic Forum” to produce and propose suggestions for a new partnership between the European Union and the United States.
After one year of work, the task force will present its first policy recommendations on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 in Paris. This meeting will be the first in a series of similar exchanges to be held in the project’s capital cities (Brussels, Prague, Stockholm, and Washington). The upcoming meeting in Paris will keep in mind contextual issues relating to the upcoming transition between the French and Czech presidencies of the European Union.
Four themes will be at the center of the day’s reflections: energy security and climate change; EU-US cooperation in the EU neighborhood; WTO and other trade issues; and democracy assistance and promotion.
The Institute of European Democrats - IED supports this important initiative.