14 Oct 2022 | 10:00 am - 3:30 pm (CET)
Kiserstein Palace, Prague & online
At this conference, we will address the most pressing issues, which come with the cooperation of both the European Union and the United States.
The War in Ukraine has demanded cooperation in imposing sanctions and providing aid and has increased US attention towards the needs and priorities of EU allies that have grown in importance. While real GDP in the European Union and the United States is returning to pre-pandemic levels, the war in Ukraine has reduced trade and increased prices of food and energy, slowing economic growth around the world by 1.3% below previous estimates. Inflation in the EU and the U.S. has also exceeded expectations, primarily driven by higher energy prices as well as shortened supply and greater demand for commodities as the world continues to recover from the supply chain disruptions of COVID-19.
As a result, interest rates have risen and monetary policies in the US and EU have tightened, instigating lower spending and investment within the EU and US, and fueling fears of stagflation. Security cooperation in the European theater has taken center stage with the ongoing war in Ukraine. The US and EU’s united and strong response supplying Ukraine with heavy artillery, intelligence, and other material support has played an important role in preventing the collapse of the Ukrainian state and driving Russian forces back into the eastern regions. Furthermore, Finland and Sweden’s applications to NATO mark a historic change in policy towards the defensive pact, as countries.
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome Speech
10:10 – 10:30 Keynote Speakers
10:30 – 11:50 Economic Dimension – The Economic Costs of the Russia-Ukraine War
11:50 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 13:50 Political Dimension – Democracy faces Challenges from Authoritarian Politics
13:50 – 14:00 Coffee Break
14:00 – 15:20 Security Dimension – Securing the World Against Russian Aggression and Blackmailing
15:20 – 15:30 Closing Remarks