Executive Summary:
“Fireproofing the EU-US Relationship”

Ambassador Ghislain D’Hoop, Acting Director General for Multilateral Affairs & Globalisation and Political Director at the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Bruce Stokes, TPN Project Lead and visiting fellow at the German Marshall Fund at a TPN virtual conversation held on June 21, 2024. 

A brief Executive Summary of this discussion can be downloaded by clicking the button below. 

Executive Summary:
“The future of EU-US relations”

TPN hosted a virtual conversation on June 17, 2024, with Dan Mullaney, nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and former assistant US Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East, and moderated by Bruce Stokes, visiting senior fellow, German Marshall Fund.

The Executive Summary of this insightful conversation can be downloaded by clicking the button below. 

A TPN Update special edition:
“Now is the time to strengthen EU-US relations”

With elections in the European Union and the United States during 2024 and a geopolitical situation looking like it will get even worse, there is no time for delay in taking action to deepen the transatlantic relationship. The upcoming NATO summit provides an opportunity to future-proof the relationship built on trust, friendship, and an understanding of its many benefits for both sides. 

Danuta Huebner MEP and US Congressman Jim Costa present a cogent look at the dangerous times to come.

Download the Special Edition of our TPN Update:  Transatlantic Week 2024, with links to individual session summaries, a link to timely remarks made by Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat at Transatlantic Week 2024, and a link to the April 5, 2024 joint statement by the Transatlantic Legislators Dialogue (TLD) supporting the call for significant leadership initiatives to strengthen the EU-US relationship. 

Looking forward

In the immediate aftermath of Transatlantic Week 2024, TPN is rapidly shaping its programme for the remainder of 2024 to prepare the next phase of its Vision 2030 exercise from January 2025 onwards. Once elections are completed later this year, the US and the EU need urgently to assess together how they can act jointly to be more effective in bringing peace to the world and increased prosperity to all. 

Building on what has already been achieved, TPN will now firm up proposals for new EU and US incoming administrations from 2025 onwards, to be presented in December 2024. Background information about the principles, process, and emerging draft programme can be found here.

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.  

Upcoming Events

TPN Virtual Roundtable - Brussels/Washington, D.C.
Friday, June 28, 2024
"Challenges ahead for the Transatlantic Partnership"

with Ambassador Julianne Smith, U.S Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Recent Events

TPN Virtual Roundtable - Brussels/Washington, D.C.
Monday, June 24, 2024
"Perspectives from the Indo-Pacific Region"

with Max Bergmann, director of the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program and the Stuart Center in Euro-Atlantic and Northern European Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

TPN Virtual Roundtable - Brussels/Washington, D.C.
Friday, June 21, 2024
"Fireproofing the Transatlantic Relationship"

with Bruce Stokes, TPN Project Leader and Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund, and Ambassador Ghislain D’Hoop, Acting Director General for Multilateral Affairs & Globalisation, and Political Director, Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

TPN Virtual Roundtable - Brussels/Washington, D.C.
Monday, June 17, 2024
"The Future of EU-US Trade Relations"

with Dan Mullaney, Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and Former Assistant US Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East

TPN In-Person Meeting - Washington, D.C.
Monday, June 3, 2024
"Priorities for EU-US Action"

with Ambassador Jovita Neliupšienė, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States

TPN Virtual Roundtable - Brussels/Washington D.C.
Monday, May 6, 2024
"Challenges Ahead for EU-US Relations"

with Ambassador Stefano Sannino, Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS)