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Promoting the Vital Transatlantic Bond between Europe and the United States. 

AJC has long taken an active role in promoting the vital transatlantic bond between Europe and the United States. One might even say that the transatlantic partnership is part and parcel of AJC’s DNA.

Even before the breakup of the Soviet Union, AJC was the first American Jewish organization to call for the recognition of the independence of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. In addition, as a staunch supporter also of the Western military alliance, AJC was an early advocate for NATO enlargement and testified in 1997 before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee in support of the admission of Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

The AJC Transatlantic Institute is today a crucial vehicle for fostering dialogue between partners on both sides of the Atlantic on the critical issues of mutual concern.

 

The Transatlantic-Dialogue-Luncheon Event Series

As part of its work to strengthen the U.S.-European relationship, the AJC Transatlantic Institute has been co-organizing for over a decade with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation its triannual Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon. The series addresses topical transatlantic issues, ranging from trade policy to counter-terrorism efforts.

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June 21, 2022

The Future of NATO: Transatlantic Security Alliance or European Strategic Autonomy?

In partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, the AJC Transatlantic Institute hosted the Ukrainian and Italian envoys to NATO, as well as former Minister of Foreign Affairs Estonian MEP Urmas Paet to address the transatlantic alliance's most pressing challenges. AJC Transatlantic Institute Director Daniel Schwammenthal delivered opening remarks.
October 13, 2021

AJC's Transatlantic Friends of Israel Opens Austrian Chapter

After the launch of the Transatlantic Friends of Israel (TFI) inter-parliamentary group in the EU Parliament in July 2019, the first national chapter opened on October 13 in the Austrian parliament, under the leadership of Chair MP Martin Engelberg and the support of lawmakers from the Greens, the Social-Democrats and NEOS, the liberal party.
June 09, 2020

A Conversation with Olivér Várhelyi, European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement

Please join us for an AJC webinar on Tuesday, 9 June at 19:00 CET with European Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi. H.E. Olivér Várhelyi, a Hungarian lawyer and diplomat, is responsible for strengthening relations with 16 of...

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27/11/2012

A Conversation on the Prospects of an EU-US Free Trade Agreement

Watch Peter Chase, Senior European Representative at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Brussels, and Dr. Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, Director of the European Centre for International Political Economy, discuss the prospects on an EU-US free trade agreement.

26/11/2012

Transatlantic Priorities with Fernando Andresen Guimaraes (EEAS)

The AJC Transatlantic Institute spoke with Fernando Andresen Guimaraes, Head of the Division for the US and Canada at the European External Action Service, about the state of the transatlantic relationship, its top priorities and potential cooperation on China. 

26/11/2012

Transatlantic Priorities with Ian Lesser of the German Marshall Fund

The AJC Transatlantic Institute spoke with Ian Lesser, Executive Director of the German Marshall Fund's Transatlantic Center in Brussels, about the top priorities moving forward for the transatlantic relationship. 

26/11/2012

Transatlantic Priorities with Harald Leibrecht, MP

The AJC Transatlantic Institute spoke with Harald Leibrecht, MP, Coordinator for Transatlantic Cooperation in the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, about the state of the transatlantic relationship and the top priorities moving forward.

15/11/2012

Video: Transatlantic Foreign and Security Priorities

On 15 November 2012, the AJC Transatlantic Institute and the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung hosted a half-day conference entitled "After the US Elections: Perspectives on the future of the transatlantic relationship."

The third panel of the...

26/04/2012

Giving a Jewish View on EU Affairs

By Toby Vogel

European Voice

26 April 2012

Daniel Schwammenthal on how his...

Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon: Balancing Security Versus Liberty in the Age of Global Terrorism

The AJC Transatlantic Institute partnered with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Europe for our latest Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon: “Balancing Security Versus Liberty in the Age of Global Terrorism.” The discussion is as salient now as ever, as policy makers juggle...

2nd Transatlantic Security Conference - Moving Beyond Polemics: The Real Value of the Transatlantic Relationship

Welcome and opening remarks

Hans H. Stein

Director, International Political Dialogue, FNF

Daniel Schwammenthal

Director, AJC Transatlantic Institute

 

Panel 1: Can the West trust Iran? (10:30-12:00)...

The Geopolitical Role of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean:Regional Stability, Energy Security and Counterterrorism

Hosted by the AJC Transatlantic Institute, H.E. Nikos Christodoulides, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, spoke to a select audience of Ambassadors, EU diplomats, and journalists. Below is the transcript of his opening remarks: 

“Allow me...

Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon: Shale Gas in Europe – Potential Gains and Risks and its Impact on Foreign Policy”

The shale gas revolution in the US has sparked a heated debate also in Europe. Lower energy prices and energy independence, especially in the context of conflict with and in the European neighbourhood, are the main arguments put forward in favour of shale gas extraction in...