The Three Seas Initiative and Europe’s Competitiveness in the 21st Century
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- Sławomir Dębski, Director, The Polish Institute of International Affairs
- Kevin A. Hassett, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors to the President of the United States
- Krzysztof Szczerski, Secretary of State, Chief of the Cabinet of the President of Poland
With an intervention from:
- Rafał Antczak, Vice President of the Management Board, Enterprise Banking and Analysis and Administration, PKO Bank Polski
- Karen Donfried, President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
On June 5-6, the heads-of-state from 12 European Union member countries located along the Adriatic, Baltic, and Black Seas will meet in Ljubljana, Slovenia for the next summit of the Three Seas Initiative. Launched in 2015, this group provides a flexible political platform to boost regional cooperation in the fields of infrastructure, energy, transport, trade, telecommunications, and digital technology.
Ahead of the summit, The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) are pleased to invite you to a discussion to unpack how the public and private sector can boost Central Europe’s competitiveness in business, investment, and infrastructure and foster cohesion between EU member states. Moreover, it will explore U.S. stakes in Central and Eastern Europe and discuss how the United States can work alongside Three Seas countries to advance its goals in the region.