- October 25, 2021
UK-German relations took a blow after the 2016 Brexit referendum and the UK’s resulting exit from the EU in January 2020. Certainly, the close bilateral relations were never without conflict, with Germany being perceived as essentially an extension of the unloved Brussels. At the same time, there are the close diplomatic, economic and historical ties that make Germany and the UK allies in NATO, the UN and the G7.
In partnership with Aspen Initiative UK, Aspen Germany is hosting a webinar on October 25, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. entitled “UK and Germany – Between Competition and Cooperation?”. Jill Gallard, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany and Andreas Michaelis, Germany’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom will discuss the future of UK-German relations. The debate will focus on the tension between Germany and the United Kingdom as global players and cooperation partners, as well as on the readjustment of the relationship under a new German chancellor. The discussion will be moderated by award-winning author and journalist John Kampfner.