Friends with Benefits? Global Trade and Investment Policy and the Future of the Transatlantic Alliance
Official Side Event at the 2019 Munich Security Conference
“Friends with Benefits? Global Trade and Investment Policy and the Future of the Transatlantic Alliance” will discuss crucial issues in the economic dimension of national security. For 70 years, the transatlantic partnership has been characterized by strong economic and security ties, but they have largely been separate issues. Today, foreign investment impacts on national security are taking on increasing significance, with the United States and European countries strengthening their investment screening for strategic industries. At the same time, the United States is justifying tariff barriers on national security grounds. What are the shared transatlantic economic and security interests, and to what degree can the United States and Europe adopt common approaches?
Olaf Scholz, Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Finance, Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin
Jeanne Shaheen, Senator, Member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, United States of America, Washington, DC
Peter Beyer, MdB, Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation in the Field of Intersocietal Relations, Cultural and Information Policy, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Germany
Annalena Baerbock, MdB, Chairwoman of the Alliance 90/The Greens; Deputy Member of the Committee on the Affairs of the European Union, German Bundestag, Berlin
John Hickenlooper, Former Governor, State of Colorado, United States of America, Denver
AICGS is proud to partner with the American Council on Germany (ACG) on this event.