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 MoreUkraine’s Future: Russia’s Challenge or EU’s Headache?February 27, 2014GMF Warsaw office in cooperation with the United Kingdom’s Embassy in Poland organized an event titled: Ukraine's Future: Russia's Challenge or EU's Headache?. The panel discussion began with condolences on behalf of the organizers to the people of Ukraine who fought and died in Maidan, Kiev struggling to overthrow President Viktor Yanukovych’s regime.Towards a Joint Agenda in Migration Policy: Managing Migration in Germany and the United KingdomFebruary 24, 2014On February, 21st, GMF’s Migration and Society Program co-organized a British-German expert roundtable on migration policy, bringing together 30 high-level officials, policy experts, academics, and thought leaders to discuss opportunities and challenges of immigration policy in Germany and the United Kingdom.The Syrian Conflict post-Geneva: Future Developments and ImplicationsFebruary 19, 2014The Young Transatlantic Network and the U.S. Mission to the EU hosted a roundtable discussion with Andrew J. Tabler, senior fellow at The Washington Institute. The discussion focused on the lead up to the Syrian conflict, the failed Geneva peace talks, what this means for the future of Syria and why a resolve is vital for Europe and the United States.No Pause for Partnership Germany and the U.S. Share a Pressing AgendaFebruary 17, 2014On February 11, 2014, more than 40 freshmen members of the German Bundestag met with John B. Emerson, ambassador of the United States of America, for a breakfast briefing on “No Pause for Partnership – Germany and the U.S. share a pressing agenda.”
Publications MoreTrade in the Wider Atlantic and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment PartnershipMarch 06, 2014 / Peter Sparding
This policy paper analyzes the changing trade patterns in the Wider Atlantic.Tests of Partnership: Transatlantic Cooperation in Cyber Security, Internet Governance, and Data ProtectionMarch 06, 2014 / Annegret Bendiek
This policy paper outlines the cyber security challenges facing the United States and European Union.