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Canada takes on US foreign affairs role

| Features | Global Challenges Global Security Trade Relations Transatlantic Relations

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister, Chrystia Freeland, delivered this speech in the House of Commons on June 6 2017.

"Mr. Speaker, here is a question: Is Canada an essential country, at this time in the life of our...

40 years of MAC Bonn celebrated: Redefining transatlantic relations

| Features | EU Global Challenges Transatlantic Relations Trade Relations Brexit | by Elisabeth Hellenbroich

“Vision–Courage–Commitment 1977–2017” was the title of a “historical” event that took place on June 24th in the old Town Hall of Bonn. The event was hosted by the Mid Atlantic Club Bonn in cooperation with the city of...

What will be the future of transatlantic relations?

| Features | Transatlantic Relations EU Global Security | by Elisabeth Hellenbroich

Two weeks after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, leading experts in Europe who have been actively engaged in shaping transatlantic relations during the last decades, expressed a deep unease about some aspects...

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David McAllister on TTIP and the EU refugee crisis

| Features | EU European Security Transatlantic Relations Trade Relations Brexit | by Elisabeth Hellenbroich

Recently the author had the opportunity to attend a seminar in Bonn which featured David McAllister as speaker about the subject “EU and USA –an actual evaluation of the transatlantic relations.”

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European Union - yes, but more regional decisions on local issues!

| Features | EU Global Challenges Trade Relations | by Elisabeth Hellenbroich

British Ambassador Simon McDonald was Special Guest of the MAC-Bonn in 2013 - ahead of the European elections 2014:
In late October, the Bonn based Mid-Atlantic Club (MAC, a private association of former military,...

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'Atmosphere of Crisis' in August 2012 - Echoes of a Summer Lunch

| Features | EU Trade Relations Global Challenges Politics in Germany Transatlantic Relations | by Anno Hellenbroich

In Mid-August, the Mid-Atlantic Club had invited to its annual summer lunch in Bonn. Personalities from politics and economic representatives, former military officials and diplomats as well as many guests had gathered...