The COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered basic flaws in political techniques on each side of the Atlantic. Many governments have struggled to reply to the best well being and financial disaster since World Struggle II. They’ve additionally discovered it tough to cooperate with one another. The USA has not performed its conventional management function, leaving allies to fend for themselves and try and fill the void left by the US, whereas China has turn into more and more assertive.
Now, as nations rigorously re-open their societies whereas remaining vigilant to the potential of a second outbreak, questions on the way forward for Europe, the US, the trans-Atlantic relationship, and the broader world order abound. Will populists, who’ve so far largely didn’t capitalize on COVID-19, take pleasure in a resurgence with the financial restoration? Will the 750 billion euros restoration plan proposed by the European Fee herald a brand new part of deeper European integration? What would an emboldened European Union imply for the way forward for the trans-Atlantic relationship and nice energy competitors? And what’s the way forward for trans-Atlantic cooperation on world points like growing a COVID-19 vaccine and therapies, coordinating financial recoveries, or reforming multilateral establishments?
On June 16, the Brookings Establishment will host two panel discussions, in addition to two keynote conversations, with Irish Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe and Spanish Overseas Minister Arancha González Laya on these subjects.
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This occasion is a part of the Brookings – Robert Bosch Basis Transatlantic Initiative, which goals to construct up and broaden resilient networks and trans-Atlantic actions to investigate and work on points regarding trans-Atlantic relations and social cohesion in Europe and the US.