The heads of government of NATO member states will inaugurate the alliance’s brand new headquarters in Brussels on May 25th.
American president Donald Trump will make his very first appearance in the North Atlantic Council and in Europe in general.
Furthermore: the future of the transatlantic relationship and burden sharing among member states will be renegotiated.
The summit will take place against the background of reinforced criticism of the new American administration on the failure of most European member states to meet the 2% of GDP-requirement in defense spending and new geopolitical developments both within and around its member states.
What path will NATO take under a new American presidency? How will Brexit influence the way in which the rest of the EU will organise its security and defense policy? In what way can European efforts exist in complementarity to NATO?
These and other questions will be discussed a few days ahead of the NATO Summit in Brussels.
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Registration & Light Lunch: 11:30h
Kindly register for this event by 16 May 2017 at http://tinyurl.com/m6tmtkv *
Venue: Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom,
Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels
George van Bergen
Deputy Director of AJC Transatlantic Institute
Dr. Bartłomiej E. Nowak
Foreign Affairs Secretary
Independent Journalist for Security & Defence
Secretary General, Atlantic Treaty Association
European Affairs Manager
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
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