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 American 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 MoreEnergy Discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean: Implications for Security and SafetyMay 10, 2013On May 10, GMF and the National Defense University (NDU) invited a small group of government officials, private sector representatives, think tankers and academics to have an open, off-the-record conversation about the impact of the presence of natural gas resources in the eastern Mediterranean on security and safety in the region. Welcome Centers in Canada: Lessons for Newcomer Integration in GermanyApril 24, 2013The Immigration and Integration program launched the first ever “Welcoming Weeks” in Germany, as part of the GMF Welcoming Weeks, which showcases Canadian and U.S. initiatives for welcoming immigrants. The International Forum on Border SecurityApril 23, 2013On April 22-23, GMF’s Warsaw Office in cooperation with GMF’s Berlin Office held a third workshop on “The International Forum on Border Security”, in Berlin, Germany. Shifting Economies, Shifting Migration Patterns: Local Impacts and Policy ResponsesApril 23, 2013GMF hosted the first International City Dialogue in Turin, Italy, with the support of the Compagnia di San Paolo and FIERI, on April 11-13, 2013.
Publications MoreTransit-Oriented Development in the United States: What Can the Dutch Learn?May 20, 2013 / Thomas Straatemeier
This policy paper discusses several key factors for the successful implementation of transit-oriented development.Framing the Transatlantic Security DiscussionMay 16, 2013 / Aaron Friedberg
This policy brief looks at the global context for transatlantic security talks.