European strategic autonomy and a new transatlantic bargain

Online discussion

The Centre for European Reform and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung hosted an online discussion to launch the CER's recent policy brief 'European strategic autonomy and a new transatlantic bargain'.


Europeans do not need to choose between pursuing their security through the EU, or through NATO and the alliance with the US, nor should they. Instead of debating strategic autonomy, Europeans should focus their efforts on concrete steps that would improve their security and defence capabilities, and help them to develop a common strategic outlook. This will ensure they are better able to protect their interests, whether acting together with the US, through the EU or via other frameworks.



Dr Claudia Major
Head of the International Security Research Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)

Sophia Besch
Senior Research Fellow at the CER

Luigi Scazzieri
Research Fellow at the CER


You can watch a recording of the event here

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