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The Northern Europe office works in particular with forging a strong US-Northern Europe agenda in light of the deteriorated security situation in the Baltic Sea region and the volatile transatlantic relationship. The office, headed by Anna Wieslander, participates in the public debate, provides analysis and publications and arranges workshops, seminars, and conferences that bring together policymakers and a diverse group of stakeholders in order to forge solutions that address challenges critical to the future of Europe and the transatlantic relationship. 

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Tue, Oct 8, 2019

Securing Northern Europe

On September 20, 2019, the Atlantic Council Northern Europe organized a seminar highlighting the launch of a new issue brief titled ‘Securing Northern Europe: Toward A Comprehensive Approach’. Director for Northern Europe Anna Wieslander and Project Assistant Elin Schiffer presented the report for an audience consisting of invited members of parliament, civil servants, foreign diplomats […]

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Northern Europe

Thu, Jul 11, 2019

The US should not see Europe as a competitor, Latvian prime minister argues

“When you combine the European Union’s market with the US market, you have clear dominance in world affairs,” Kariņš argued.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

European Union Northern Europe

Thu, May 16, 2019

Strong support for the EU in Sweden ahead of European elections

Overall, the Swedish debate on the EU has been criticized by experts and journalists for failing to address central questions, such as how the EU should prevent another economic crisis and how the deepening defense cooperation could progress further.

New Atlanticist by Anna Wieslander

Elections European Union

Mon, May 13, 2019

Sweden and European defense: Why words matter

Through more visible participation in the debate on European defense and strategic autonomy, Sweden could gain more influence and bring in important regional issues related to Baltic Sea security, thus shaping long-term visions and frameworks for European defense and strategic autonomy.

New Atlanticist by Elin Schiffer

Defense Policy European Union

Thu, Mar 28, 2019

Seminar on fighting disinformation by democratic means

The seminar brought together journalists, academic experts, civil society and representatives of government and organizations to discuss the challenge presented by disinformation and different ways to improve resilience ahead of a string of elections in Europe during 2019.

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Disinformation Northern Europe

Tue, Feb 19, 2019

Seminar: Disinformation in electoral contexts

On February 19, 2019, the Atlantic Council in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden in Vilnius organized a seminar on the threats of disinformation in electoral contexts. Information influence campaigns presenting challenges or threats to public elections are an increasing concern in Sweden, Lithuania and the rest of the EU. Sweden and Lithuania, both being […]

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Disinformation European Union

Tue, Dec 11, 2018

Conference on the European defense and security dimension in Northern Europe

On December 11, 2018, the Atlantic Council Northern Europe Office and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, in collaboration with the Latvian Embassy in Sweden, organized a high-level, public international conference on ’The European Defence and Security Dimension in Northern Europe’. The conference brought together policy experts, academic researchers, representatives of government and organizations and media from a significant […]

Event Recap by Elin Schiffer

Defense Policy NATO

Thu, Dec 6, 2018

Seminar on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of NATO

On December 6 the Atlantic Council Northern Europe Office, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Stockholm, organized a seminar titled ”NATO at 70: How to Navigate in A Turbulent World”. The seminar was attended by experts representing both Swedish governmental institutions, the Stockholm diplomatic corps, and think-tanks.  The closed half-day […]

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NATO Northern Europe

Fri, Oct 26, 2018

Wieslander Joins Brussels Sprouts to Discuss Swedish Elections

Listen to the full discussion here.

In the News by Anna Wieslander

Northern Europe

Thu, Sep 6, 2018

Will Sweden’s elections lead to NATO membership?

The deteriorating security situation in the Baltic Sea region since 2014 has spurred collaboration even further. Sweden and Finland are nowadays as interoperable with NATO as most other allies.

New Atlanticist by Anna Wieslander

Elections NATO