Transatlantic Relations under President Trump

Polish and German perspectives

15/06/2018 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP Berlin | Free for all


Category: United States of America

For the first 16 months of the Trump Administration, European governments have tried to work closely with the United States, rather than opposing it publically. However, recent differences over the Iran nuclear deal, trade and tariffs, the Paris climate agreement and other issues exposed and amplified a growing rift in the Transatlantic relationship. Both Germany and Poland are affected by this development. However, their responses have varied as they have different foreign policy priorities, both as members of the EU and NATO and bilaterally vis-à-vis the United States. Some policies of the Trump Administration are likely to undermine the transatlantic link even further and will force the European partners to respond. Among the areas affected are, for example, the economy and security.

At this event, we will discuss German and Polish approaches to the recent fundamental shifts in US-European relations, and we will explore how Berlin and Warsaw can manage their differences as well as their impact on the European Union and Polish-German relations.


Constanze Stelzenmüller
Robert Bosch Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

Bartosz Wiśniewski
Head of Research Office, Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), Warsaw

Olaf Osica
Director of International Affairs, European Economic Congress, Katowice


Jana Puglierin
Head of Program, Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy, DGAP

This event is co-organized by the DGAP’s Robert Bosch-Center and the Warsaw-based Freedom Institute (Instytut Wolnosci). 

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