Episode 6 | The Near Future of Transatlantic Relations

Bridging the Atlantic

Last episode I spoke with guests about how younger generations will shape the transatlantic relationship in years to come, this time we take a look just down the road ahead. In the European Union, Spain took over the presidency of the Council of the EU through the end of this year, and in 2024, both sides of the Atlantic will be shaped by elections. First, European elections will bring changes to the European Parliament and European Commission, and then all eyes will be on the US presidential election. I speak with experts on what to expect in the near future for the transatlantic relationship.

First, Pol Morillas, Director of the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, explains the recent snap elections in Spain and the priorities of the Spanish presidency of the Council of the European Union, which began in July. Then, Carisa Nietsche, Associate Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program, Center for a New American Security, catches me up on some of the main technology and security policy issues to watch. And lastly, Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, journalist and host of the podcast Common Ground Berlin, concludes this podcast miniseries by reflecting on how transatlantic relations have changed in the last couple of years.

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 | Bridging the Atlantic