The 27 members of the European Union have engaged in an ongoing experiment in supranational governance. Each country must navigate the path between contributing to the EU and retaining its national sovereignty, and these growing pains will continue throughout the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty. In addition, the Union’s success has had an undeniable influence on the countries in its immediate neighborhood, attracting even more countries to seek membership. Managing developments inside the EU, while simultaneously managing expectations among those on the outside, presents numerous challenges and few, if any, easy answers.
The strength and size of the transatlantic relationship demand that allies on both sides of the Atlantic work to find ways to deepen understanding and cooperation in history’s most successful alliance. As the European Union is a vital component in the pursuit of global security and economic stability, GMF explores the role of this supranational organization in transatlantic relations and global affairs.
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Programs & Projects moreTransatlantic Security Task Force
The GMF Transatlantic Security Task Force (TSTF) brings together a group of high-level U.S. and European security experts, officials, and strategic thinkers to explore the security priorities for transatlantic cooperation.Transatlantic Leadership Initiatives
GMF's Transatlantic Leadership Initiatives offer fellowship programs and leadership development opportunities that help TLI alumni expand their networks, gain unique access to GMF’s policy expertise, and think, engage, and act globally.
Events MoreRoundtable: Pressing Issues for the Transatlantic Partners as a Result of the Ukraine CrisisAugust 01, 2014While participants appeared appreciative of the new US and European sanction regime towards Russia, they also acknowledged that many questions remain open such as the odds of finding a political solution, how to cooperate with the oligarchs and Ukrainian civil society on stabilizing and transforming Ukraine and how far the western governments would be willing to go in order to avoid a military option. Public-Private Partnerships for Innovation, Education, and Creativity: A Case Study of the RDM CampusJuly 25, 2014On July 18, the Urban and Regional Policy Program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States hosted Gabrielle Muris, director at the RDM (Research, Design, Manufacturing) Campus, in Rotterdam, Netherlands.German Marshall Fund Convenes Transatlantic Delegates to Explore the Ecosystem of Amsterdam’s Energy EconomyJuly 25, 2014What exactly is an energy economy ecosystem, and how can a city support it? That’s the question that the German Marshall Fund set out to explore in May 2014, when it convened a delegation of Americans from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Charlotte, North Carolina, and Italians from Torino to participate in the Amsterdam Energy and Smart City Tour.Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy 2014July 24, 2014Following the successful implementation of the Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy 2013, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), the College of Europe, Natolin, and the Polish American Freedom Foundation decided to continue this essential initiative.
Publications MoreLibya and Mali Operations: Transatlantic Lessons LearnedJuly 18, 2014 / Philippe Gros
This paper analyzes the key stages of the recent military operations in Libya and Mali, and highlights the lessons learned.(Re)Emerging Aid Donors in the Reshaping World OrderJuly 11, 2014 / Patrick W. Quirk
This policy paper examines the development aid programs of selected non-Western countries.