The US-EU Summit was held on October 20, 2023, and last week, for our TPN Talks series, we were delighted to get an assessment on the key matters arising from Peter S. Rashish, Vice President and Director at the Geoeconomics Program, American-German Institute, Johns Hopkins University. Listen and watch above.

EU-US Summit - October 20, 2023

©2023 European Council

The President of the United States, Joe Biden, and the United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, met with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, on October 20, 2023, in Washington, DC. The Summit was an opportunity to review the close transatlantic partnership and areas of cooperation within the partnership. We’ll be providing details on upcoming events here and on X (formerly known as Twitter)

The Summit communique can be found here, on the White House website. 

Fireproof the EU-US Relationship

Proposal for the EU-US Summit, Friday, October 20, 2023

TPN believes that the EU-US Summit taking place in Washington, DC, on Friday, October 20, presents a great opportunity to strengthen the existing framework for the EU-US relationship.

Over the past year, TPN has been developing ideas in its Compass Project to fireproof the EU-US relationship by 2024. Click here for our Fireproofing document.

At its heart, TPN recommends that the original Transatlantic Declaration 1990 should be renewed for the first time, including ideas to shape a strengthened EU-US partnership for the 21st century.  Click here for the text agreed at Transatlantic Week 2023.  

Recent articles supporting these proposals: 

Building tomorrow's partnership today

Launched to promote the closest possible partnership between the Governments and the peoples of the European Union and the United States, the Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN) has a proud record of achievement as well as vital ambitions for the future.

From a small original base of support in the European Parliament and the US Congress, TPN has grown into a broadly based multi-party group of EU and US politicians, corporate leaders, think tanks, civil society stakeholders, and academics. Through regular informal dialogue and the maintenance of close personal relationships, TPN participants keep the two administrations focused on the indispensable goal of a strengthened Transatlantic Partnership.

Concentrating on the present but thinking about the future, TPN’s meetings and publications have outlined strategies for establishing the Transatlantic Partnership to be in a position to help set the rules for the global economy in the 21st century.

Looking at long-term trends to define the priorities for the Partnership ahead, TPN helps frame the debate on how governments should anticipate challenges, measure risks, and adopt the necessary policies for global economic and political stability.  

Fireproofing the EU-US Relationship: looking to 2030 and beyond

TPN’s signature event, Transatlantic Week, was held in Washington, DC from Monday, July 24, 2023 – Thursday, July 27, 2023. 

The final program for the event, which includes links to detailed session summaries, can be found here. We are very grateful to the rapporteurs who made these reports possible. 

Additional documents released during the event can be accessed below:

TPN Update - Special Edition

In this Special Edition of the TPN Update, we report on our signature Transatlantic Week event held in Washington, DC, between July 24, 2023 – July 27, 2023. Included are detailed session summaries. The reports also update on progress with work in hand to support the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC) work and advance the TPN project, Fireproofing the EU-US Relationship: The Compass Project.

Click here to read the TPN Update: TA Week Special Edition

Upcoming Events

TPN Virtual Conversation – Brussels/Washington DC
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
with US Congressman Nathaniel Moran

TPN Roundtable – Brussels
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
with Ambassador Ghislain D’hoop, Acting Director General for Multilateral Affairs & Globalisation, and Political Director at the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

TPN Virtual Conversation – Brussels/Washington DC
December TBC
with Rupert Schlegelmilch, Director, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission

TPN Virtual Conversation – Brussels/Washington DC
Tuesday, January 23, 2024
with Dragoș  Tudorache MEP

Recent Events

TPN Roundtable - Brussels
Tuesday, November 7, 2023

“The Importance of SMEs to the Transatlantic Relationship”
with Bernard Hagege, CEO, Atemation

Bernard Hagège

We were delighted and honored to welcome Bernard, who has been at the forefront of transatlantic business dialogue for more than two decades. 

The transatlantic economy is not just the story of multinational enterprise, and indeed, every day thousands of businesses and entrepreneurs across Europe and the US provide jobs, drive innovation, and deliver prosperity. Yet the SME voice is not always heard. 

TPN Virtual Conversation - Brussels/Washington DC
Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Professor Danuta Huebner, MEP
Congressman Jim Costa

The year 2024 is one in which there will be elections in the EU (June) and the US (November), neither of whose outcome is in any way predictable. As a result, the EU-US Summit, to be held on October 20, 2023, is considered by many to be the last opportunity to fireproof the EU-US relationship to enable the Transatlantic partners to act effectively together to resolve the widespread challenges ahead. This virtual conversation was moderated by Thomas Spiller, Vice President, Global Public Policy, The Walt Disney Company.  

Featured Article

Semiconductors and the Emergence of Industrial Policy as a Key Transatlantic Policy Tool

By Hendrik Bourgeois, Vice President, European Government Affairs, Intel Corporation

The semiconductor ecosystem is an industry of its own. A value chain stretching across all continents bar Antarctica. Thousands of highly specialized players hold highly technical roles in many processes. It is perhaps also one of the most globally connected and, by consequence, politically exposed industries around. And yet, it is at the heart of pretty much every single innovation and technical breakthrough of recent years. Not only that but its role is only expected to grow as our economies become ever more digital – something policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic are acutely aware of.