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.