About the Program
The European Union (EU) faces many challenges today. Brexit weighs on financial stability and growth. The migration crisis raises unprecedented questions and yields a divided response. Uncertainty within the eurozone over heavy debt burdens and weak growth across the EU continue to weigh down the world economy.
The EU’s internal problems distract attention from its external challenges, which include dealing with a more assertive Russia. The West's relationship with Moscow has been strained by the March 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea and subsequent Russian support for separatist groups in eastern Ukraine. Fashioning a response to the Ukraine crisis has proven a challenge for the transatlantic relationship.
The program seeks to provide insightful analysis on unfolding developments in EU’s shifting environment and their implications to better understand transatlantic relations and European affairs.