NATO Secretary General Rasmussen argued: “We need a missile defense system that includes not just all countries of NATO, but Russia too. (…) One security roof that we support together, and that we operate together. One security roof that protects us all.”
Mr. Rasmussen singled out Iran -- which he accused of playing “hide-and-seek with the international community” -- as a potential security threat to Alliance members as it developed missiles that put Russia and countries on NATO’s southern flank at risk.
Watch his speech in the video below:
"Build a new Atlanticism"
European Commission President Barroso called for a more dynamic transatlantic relationship based on results rather than process and on strategic dialogue between leaders over an “endless lists of issues.” “We must go beyond traditional Atlanticism and build a new Atlanticism.”
Watch his keynote speech at the Brussels Forum in the video below:
"The Transatlantic Relationship: Does it Matter?"
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Baroness Cathy Ashton, Estonian President Toomas Ilves, Directory of Policy Planning at the US Department of State Anne-Marie Slaughter, US Senator Voinovich discuss the multiploar dimension of transatlantic relations.
Watch the debate moderated by David Ignatius of the Washington Post in the video below:
Brussels Forum is an annual high-level meeting of the most influential North American and European political, corporate, and intellectual leaders to address pressing challenges currently facing both sides of the Atlantic. Participants include heads of state, senior officials from the European Union institutions and the member states, US Cabinet officials, Congressional representatives, Parliamentarians, academics, and media.