Debating Europe – Are Europe and USA drifting apart?

Burgtheater Europa Standard debating

Over decades the EU and USA have maintained a strong partnership. This has changed over the past couple of years, with the focus of the USA shifting towards the Pacific region.

Advise on the Eurocrisis coming from the other side of the Atlantic resulted in negative reactions in Europe as the USA are considered to have caused the financial crisis in the first place. Americans, on the other hand, believe that Europe has not done enough to stimulate financial growth. Europeans are outraged by the amount of surveillance exercised by the US secret services. Have the NSA surveillance measures lead to a permanent loss of trust? Are there any common security policy interests left? What connects the two continents?

A discussion with Lee A. Brudvig (US Ambassy in Vienna), Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović (Assistant Secretary General of NATO for Public Diplomacy), Martin Schulz (President of the European Parliament), Hans-Christian Ströbele (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (D), Member of the Parliamentary Contol Panel of German Bundestag for the Control of Security Services), Werner Weidenfeld (Professor of Political Science and former German-US Government Advisor).

Alexandra Föderl-Schmid (Der Standard)

Debating Europe – Are Europe and USA drifting apart?
Location: Burgtheater Vienna, Universitätsring 2, 1010 Vienna
Date: 16 March 2014 at 11 am

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