The covid-19 crisis has impacted member states' priorities in the form of European integration and transatlantic relations. Where do the interests of Central Eastern European (CEE) countries converge and where do they differ? What are the priorities of CEE members for the next EU budget and economic recovery? How can CEE shape the geopolitical agenda of the incumbent EU Commission? How will the covid-19 pandemic impact future relations between the United States and the European Union, according to CEE? How can relations with European and U.S. partners be developed in the short, medium, and long terms? Where does the EU stand in a bipolar world that is being shaped by the United States and China?

CEPA and the GLOBSEC Policy Institute hosted a panel discussion on Central Eastern European priorities in a post-covid-19 world.

Introduction and WelcomeDr. Alina Polyakova, President and CEO, CEPA


Alena Kudzko, Director, GLOBSEC Policy Institute

SpeakersAleš Chmelař, Deputy Minister for European Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic

Martin Klus, State Secretary for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Slovakia

Konrad Szymański, Minister of European Affairs, Poland



Media Contact: Eleanor Anderson at "European Union agreement" via Pikrepo.

Dr. Alina Polyakova