Friday, December 05, 2008

Transatlantic Relations 2009: European Expectations for the Post-Bush Era

The Center for European Policy Studies (Brussels)
Nov 7, 2008
  • Jan Techau, Alexander Skiba

  • EPIN Working Papers

  • The new US administration most likely will reach out to its European partners on many global and bilateral issues. President-elect Barack Obama will most likely demand more substantive and increased contributions from the European allies to a multitude of key projects: from stabilising Afghanistan and waging the war on terror to devising global solutions to the financial crisis and managing the rise of China and engaging India, and from countering Iran to making NATO more flexible for global action. Based on surveys conducted in 15 member states and of the European Union as a whole, this paper explores what the EU and its individual member states expect from the United States in the post-Bush era. Individual case studies outline the concrete issues and fields of action that Europeans seek to address in the transatlantic format.

  • Jan Techau is Head of the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Studies at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin. Alexander Skiba is a Robert Bosch Stiftung Fellow and a former Program Officer in the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Studies at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin.

Introduction 1

Sofie Rafrafi, EGMONT Institute, Brussels 2

Professor Andreas Theophanous, Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs,
Nicosia 3

Czech Republic
Vít Střítecký, Institute of International Relations, Prague 4

Susanne Nies, IFRI, Brussels and Laurent Hamida, Free Journalist, Paris 5

Alexander Skiba and Jan Techau, German Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin 6

Gergely Romsics, Hungarian Institute of International Affairs, Budapest 8

Ilze Sedliņa, Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS, Riga 8

Julijus Grubliauskas, IIRPS, Vilnius University 9

Jacek Kucharczyk, Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 11

Gilda Truica, European Institute of Romania, Bucharest 12

Ivo Samson, Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association, Bratislava 13

Sabina Kajnč and Milan Brglez, Centre for International Relations, Ljubljana 14

Alicia Sorroza and David García Cantalapiedra, Real Instituto Elcano, Madrid 15

Anna Södersten, Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies, Stockholm 17

United Kingdom
Tomas Valasek, Centre for European Reform, London 18

European Union
Piotr Maciej Kaczyński and Sebastian Kurpas, Centre for European Policy Studies,
Brussels 19

Conclusion and interpretation of findings 20

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