In the margins of the EU-US summit, British Prime Minister David Cameron has given his support to Jens Stoltenberg as next secretary general of the NATO defence alliance, securing the Norwegian’s lead to get the position.
In the wake of the Ukrainian crisis, leaders meeting in Brussels for an EU-US summit today (26 March) decided to reduce Europe’s dependency on Russian gas, and deliver a sound basis for a transatlantic trade deal.
In his first visit to Brussels since he took office in 2009, US President Barack Obama repeatedly stressed that the US and the EU remain 'united' against Russia, after Moscow took over the Crimean peninsula earlier this month.
Within the course of five days, Brussels will play host to Barack Obama and Xi Jinping. As the international community looks to keep global warming under 2°C, these leaders must insist on the same, writes Natalia Alonso.
Deeper global currents might challenge EU-US relations in the future and history will remember transatlantic leaders not just for how they managed short-term crises but whether they effectively positioned their country and continent for the future, write Daniel Hamilton and Kurt Volker.
The path to sustainable growth is complex, complicated and any measure proposed will have an uncertain outcome, but this is a time for responsible action not panic, said newly elected Amcham president, Hendrik Bourgeois, in an interview with EurActiv on the eve of the EU-US summit.
The path to sustainable growth is complex and measures taken will have an uncertain outcome, but this is a time for responsible action not panic, the newly elected American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) president, Hendrik Bourgeois, told EurActiv on the eve of the EU-US summit.
EU and US top officials are set to have ‘strategic’ discussions on the global economy and eurozone debt crisis at the upcoming EU-US summit in Washington next week (28-29 November), EU sources said in advance of the meeting.
The EU and the US are set to discuss their recent foreign and economic policy differences when they meet in Lisbon on 20 November, on the margins of a NATO summit, the European Commission announced yesterday (17 August).
"Europeans must realise that US President [Barack] Obama needs a concrete and political return on every hour that he invests in the transatlantic relationship," Annette Heuser, executive director of the Bertelsmann Foundation North America (Washington, D.C.), told EurActiv Germany in an interview.
Unable to make substantial progress on concluding a global trade pact or fighting climate change, EU and US leaders came out of their annual summit with new deals aimed at boosting transatlantic trade and travel.
With alleged CIA prisons in Europe in the focus of European interest, US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is failing, on her tour of European capitals in December 2005, to raise attention for transatlantic co-operation.