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Transatlantic affairs
Enhancing resilience and security in Eastern Europe






EVENT
Monday, 14 September 2020
EVENT PARTNERS

Speakers

Ambassador Philip T. Reeker
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Luke Coffey
Director, Allison Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, Heritage Foundation
Richard Giragosian
Director, Regional Studies Centre, Yerevan
Richard Tibbels
Head of Division, Eastern Partnership Bilateral Relations, European External Action Service
Veronika Movchan
Academic Director, Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting




Moderator

Amanda Paul
Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre





The EU’s eastern neighbourhood is a region of critical importance for Euro-Atlantic security and stability. Over the last decade,
   the region has seen a proliferation of security challenges of both an internal and external nature. This includes the fight against corruption and the rule of law, along with disinformation, cyber security and hybrid challenges. The regions six protracted conflicts also remain a significant impediment to stability. Moreover, Russia's overt and covert aggression in the region, not least its annexation of Crimea and the war in the Donbas in 2014 and the earlier 2008 Russia-Georgia war, as well as Moscow’s continued occupation of the Georgian territories of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, continue to undermine security.
The EU and the US have a major stake in the resilience of the countries of the region and have invested a lot in supporting their ability to cope internal and external challenges.  This on-line Policy Dialogue will examine the approaches of the US and the EU with a view to supporting the resilience to internal and external challenges of their partners in Eastern Europe. It aims to cover the political, security, governance and economic dimensions of resilience – taking account also the impact of COVID 19 - and to discuss how the U.S. and the EU can further cooperate to enhance resilience in Eastern Europe.


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