Opinion, The Irish Times | November 23, 2010
Transatlantic Relations formed the center of discussion at the recent annual summits of NATO, the United States and the European Union in Lisbon. ++ NATO set out a clear future plan for itself in Afghanistan and endorsed an improved relationship with Russia. ++ Furthermore, during the EU-US Summit, better understanding of EU-US interdependence in the world economy was highlighted. ++ However, the real issue now is how these “good summit intentions” will be put into political practice through greater collective effort.