European Security and the Future of EU-NATO Relations

Transatlantic Talks #1

May 27, 2024 / Vienna / European Security and Defence

The Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES), in collaboration with the Young Transatlantic Initiative, the Vienna School of International Studies, and the Youth Atlantic Treaty Association Austria, proudly launched the "Transatlantic Talks" event series. This series delves into transatlantic issues, especially in light of the upcoming 2024 elections in the United States and the European Union. The first event, titled "European Security and the Future of EU-NATO Relations," took place on Monday, May 27, 2024.

Keynote speakers for this event included Stanley R. Sloan, AIES Senior Advisor and an expert on US-European relations, and Alena Kudzko, Vice President for Policy and Programming at GLOBSEC. Michael Zinkanell, AIES Director, served as the moderator.

The discussion covered several critical topics, including the influence of Russia in Europe, the potential implications if the United States were to leave NATO, and the challenges posed by the fragmentation of European defense industries. The speakers provided valuable insights into how these issues impact the strategic importance of the transatlantic alliance and the evolving dynamics between the European Union and NATO.

The Transatlantic Talk series will continue with three more events up to the presidential elections in the United States in November 2024, assessing additional angles on the relationship between Europe and the United States.

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