- June 16, 2021
Summit diplomacy was a prominent casualty of COVID-19 in 2020. The pandemic forced the postponement of many high-level gatherings and the shift of others to online platforms. Despite hybrid agendas, this year has proven particularly critical in terms of international cooperation. From June 11 to 15, three major summits brought together stakeholders from around the globe to (1) restore alliances and unite leading democracies in addressing challenges regarding global health and climate change; (2) reinforce NATO as the enduring embodiment of the bond between Europe and North America; and (3) revitalize the transatlantic relationship.
To assess the impact of the G7, NATO, and EU-US summits, Aspen Germany hosted a virtual media breakfast on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Five journalists reporting for France, Germany, Italy, the United States and Poland commented and discussed the outcome of the gatherings and possible effects on international and transatlantic cooperation.
We were delighted to welcome the following speakers: Cécile Boutelet, Le Monde; Jan Dörner, Stuttgarter Zeitung; Tonia Mastrobuoni, La Repubblica; Rob Schmitz, NPR; Bartosz T. Wieliński, Gazeta Wyborcza. Aspen Germany’s Executive Director Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner moderated the virtual panel. The recorded discussion is available via YouTube: