Climate and energy

Reforging the Transatlantic Energy Alliance: From Sanctions towards Cooperation


The Nord Stream 2 pipeline has strained transatlantic relations. In our panel discussion, our guests examined what concrete measures can be undertaken to overcome the deep-seated differences between the U.S. and Europe on this matter and whether the U.S.’ recommitment to fight global climate change can serve as a foundation for a new transatlantic energy partnership. They also discussed what new challenges we might be facing regarding transatlantic energy policy in the future.

Our speakers were:

Ambassador Richard Burt, Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany; McLarty Associates Ambassador

Ambassador Daniel Fried, Former U.S. Ambassador to Poland; Weiser Family Distinguished Fellow, Atlantic Council

Mario Mehren, CEO, Wintershall Dea GmbH

Ambassador Janusz Reiter, Former Polish Ambassador to the U.S. and Germany; Founder, Center for International Relations, Warsaw

Dr. Kirsten Westphal, Global Issues Senior Associate, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)

Prof. Dr. Friedbert Pflüger, CASSIS, University of Bonn; Managing Partner, Bingmann Pflüger International GmbH, moderated the discussion.

This event was held in cooperation with Energiespräch am Reichstag.

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