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What Does the European Election Mean for the Transatlantic Alliance?

June 4 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

The ACG and the Friends of the American Council on Germany will host a discussion and reception with Dr. Laura von Daniels, Head of “The Americas” research division at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, and Sudha David-Wilp, Regional Director of the German Marshall Fund’s Berlin office and a senior fellow.

Nearly 500 million European citizens are heading to the polls in June to select the next wave of politicians to represent them on the European stage. Their votes dictate the makeup of the European Parliament, as well as the top jobs in Brussels’ key institutions. But with some polling indicating a rightward shift in European representation, the ramifications could be felt far beyond the bloc. Relationships with key allies like the United States could be in question and yet are ever-more crucial — with war continuing on Europe’s doorstep and economic uncertainties looming. In this discussion, we unpack what’s at stake for relations between the U.S. and Europe depending on the outcome of the election. Are there certain issues and values where we can expect continuity to remain? And where are the key points where the relationship could fray with a different set of EU leaders engaging with Washington? And what trends could this vote foreshadow for America’s own elections this November?

This invitation is extended to members of the American Council on Germany and Friends of the American Council on Germany e.V., and alumni of the Young Leaders Conference and other ACG programs. We would be delighted if you bring along another person who is interested in promoting transatlantic relations.