EU-U.S. Partnership for Building Strong Institutions and Resilient Economies
- Karen Donfried, President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
- Simon Nixon, Chief European Commentator, The Wall Street Journal
- Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, European Commission
On October 13, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), will host European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis.
As we celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan this year, the EU-U.S. partnership remains a pillar of international cooperation. The transatlantic relationship underpins and drives global economic growth and the spread of democratic institutions. In his opening remarks, Vice-President Dombrovskis will argue that the European Union is a strong and reliable partner on the global scene, both politically and economically. The EU counts on its allies in Washington, DC to continue to defend shared values and uphold transatlantic cooperation. He sees strengthening resilience of our institutions and economies – particularly those of the EU member states and the EU’s neighbors – as the top priority today.
The Vice-President will argue that the Marshall Plan ethos of reforms, integration, and capacity building should guide us in this work, so that our countries are better prepared to weather future shocks, be they geopolitical, economic, or societal. He will describe how the EU is taking steps to further integrate, continue its economic growth, and strengthen the global economic recovery.
Simon Nixon, Chief European Commentator at The Wall Street Journal, will moderate a discussion with the Vice-President following his opening remarks.
If you have any questions, please contact Peter Sparding at +1 202 683 2691 or [email protected].
Registration and Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.
Remarks and Discussion with Vice President Dombrovskis: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.